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Roundel with Mounted Warriors and a Lion

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
probably 6th–7th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt, Akhmim (former Panopolis)
Medium:
Linen; plain weave, embroidered in silk
Dimensions:
H. 8 in. (20.3 cm) W. 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Accession Number:
90.5.16
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)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Textiles of Late Antiquity," December 14, 1995–April 7, 1996, no. 3.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Panopolis and Classical Themes," November 1, 2000–December 1, 2001.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Panopolis and Classical Themes," December 6, 2005–September 24, 2008.

Stauffer, Annmarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 3, p. 43.



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