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Fragment of tapestry medallion

Warp of linen, ground of linen; the design of a square enclosing birds and animals in four circles framed by a guilloche border, woven with deep red, blue, violet and orange wool and natural-colored linen. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.

Accession Number

04.2013

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles