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Fragment of medallion

Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, with design of blue, orange, dark and light green and yellow wool, and natural-colored linen. Design shows a central medallion surrounded by floral motifs. The border consists of a row of connected leaves. From Akhmîm. Design shows Byzantine...

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Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–8th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts