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Fragment of a Band

Natural colored linen ground, the design of a female dancer, probably a maenad, and a roundel that encloses an animal. Hatching surrounds the animal inside the roundel. Plants and leaves surround the dancer and the roundel; design is woven with brown wool, Design shows Roman influence, very...

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Purchased of Ghirgas of Keneh by Albert M. Lythgoe(Lot III, 24 or VI, 33),1904

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts