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Tapestry medallion

Warp of linen; ground of red wool, with design of green, dark brown and orange wool and natural colored linen. Design shows a basket of fruit in a central roundel surrounded by a frame of connected semi-circular motifs, each containing a small disc. 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–8th century A.D.

Accession Number

04.1988

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles