University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: E634B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Coptic
Provenience: Egypt
Akhmim
Date Made: 600-799 AD
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 799
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Linen
Wool
Technique:Slit Tapestry Weave
Iconography:Portrait
Woman
Length: 16.4cm
Width: 15cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Emil Brugsch Bey; subscription of Mrs. John Harrison, 1891
Other NumberES634B - 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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