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Object Number:E634B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Coptic
Provenience: Egypt
Akhmim
Date Made: 600-799 CE
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 799
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Linen
Wool
Technique:Slit Tapestry Weave
Iconography:Portrait
Woman
Length: 16.4 cm
Width: 15 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Emile Brugsch Bey; subscription of Mrs. John Harrison, 1891
Other Number:ES634B - Original Number

Description

Fragment with bust of a saint. Warp:/ linen; ud. Weft:\ linen; ud/ wool, rust, pink, dark-blue, blue, green, tan, ud, light blue.Technique: tapestry over 1 warp. Thin vines form a diagonal lattice with discs at the intersections carrying quarrtefoils(?). Interstitual ring enclosing bust of saint.

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Byzantine Studies Conference Mini-Exhibition (08 Oct 2010 - 10 Oct 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

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