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Two tapestry ornaments

Warp of linen; ground of red wool, with design of green and pink wool and natural colored linen. Design of each tapestry ornament shows a trefoil floral motif. 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 or Early Islamic, 6th–8th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts