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Fragment

Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen with design of very dark blue. Design in the L-shaped tapestry ornament consists of undulating branch motifs and discs. A cross is inside two of the discs. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

Purchased with the Sears Fund by A.M. Lythgoe,From Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot VI. 33. £5).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.

Accession Number

04.2003

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles