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Fragment of border

Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, with design in deep brown wool, which consists of connected and stylized leaf-like motifs flanked by discs. A few units display the original motif identified by remaining tracery designs. Probaby a fragment of a shoulder band. From Akhmim.

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), Late Roman, 4th–6th century

Accession Number

04.2007

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles