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Tapestry depicting a jeweled cross

Warp of linen; ground of pink wool, with design of green, yellow, orange and brown wool and natural colored linen. A disc in the center of the cross is surrounded by eight smaller ones. Square and round jewel-like patterns decorate the arms of the cross. Design shows Byzantine influence. Similar...

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Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)From Akhmin

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts