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Roundel with Mounted Warriors and a Lion

Object Name:
probably 6th–7th century
Egypt, Akhmim (former Panopolis)
Linen; plain weave, embroidered in silk
H. 8 in. (20.3 cm) W. 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Accession Number:
Not on view
This scene is reminiscent of depictions of emperors and serves as a rare example of silk embroidery on undyed linen. Only the beige and blue colors survive.
Emil Brugsch-Bey, Cairo (until 1890; sold to Baker); George F. Baker, New York (1890; gifted to MMA)
Stauffer, Annmarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 3, p. 43.

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