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Twelve tapestry ornaments

Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, with red, orange and green wool. Design of each tapestry ornament shows a heart-shaped petal on a branch from which stem two leaves that flank the central branch. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmîm.


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

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