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Two border fragments

Warp of linen; weft of wool; design woven with red, green, orange and dark blue wool and natural-colored linen; design consists of a row of triangular motifs with discs between them and a candelabra-like plant (?) stemming from each; a border on one side encloses disconnected heart-shaped leaves.


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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th-9th century A.D.

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Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts