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Fragment of a tapestry band

Warp of linen, ground of dark brown wool with the design of disconnected leaf-shaped motifs woven with red wool; probably part of a clavus. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmim.


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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts