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Medallion

Medallion

  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim (made)

  • Date:

    3rd/4th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    365-1887

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Roundel from a linen cloth; tapestry-woven in purple wool and undyed linen thread. Interlaced ornament within a star-shaped panel, with leaf-ornament in the spaces beyond. Border of S-curves touching one another.

Almost identical with roundel from Akhmim in Gauet, Costume en Egypte.

Physical description

Roundel from a linen cloth; tapestry-woven in purple wool and undyed linen thread. Interlaced ornament within a star-shaped panel, with leaf-ornament in the spaces beyond. Border of S-curves touching one another.

Almost identical with roundel from Akhmim in Gauet, Costume en Egypte.

Place of Origin

Akhmim (made)

Date

3rd/4th century (made)

Dimensions

Diameter: 12.5 in of roundel

Object history note

Purchased from Caspar Purdon Clarke

Descriptive line

tapestry woven, Egyptian

Materials

Linen; Wool

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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