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Tapestry fragment

Warp of linen; Design of red, green and blue wool and natural colored linen. Design shows a basket detailed with small squares and lozenges, and filled with green plants (?). Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

Accession Number

04.1989

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles