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Coptic textile fragment with braided cord surround
  • Egypt
  • Coptic textile fragment with braided cord surround, Coptic period (300 CE–700 CE)
  • Where object was made: Egypt
  • wool, linen
  • Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0129.a,b
Label Text

Medallion shaped textile; red ground with tree motif (butterfly shaped leaves and slender trunk). Two birds on either side above tree, and two recumbent animals on either side at base of tree. Beige border with pattern of small squares.

Braided cord is separate, but is meant to surround the fragment.

Significant losses at T, right of center, and upper left side.