Two Coptic Textile Face Fragments Possibly Egyptian.
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Art Médiéval,Cheveux Des Femmes,Tapisserie,Empire Romain,Egypte,Style De Cheveux,Fibre,Peau-rouge,Histoire
Square tapestry panel in multi-coloured wool depicting a bird and a cross-within-wreath (EA 22870). Egypt, Akhmim, 4th-7th century AD. The tapestry panel is applied on a linen plain weave, cut out when discovered at the end of the 19th century
Coptic Egyptian fragment of a panel with a decoration of a hare eating grapes, ca. 401-500 CE
Late 6th–early 7th century, Eastern Mediterranean - The vibrant colors of this elegantly woven silk are indicative of the taste for vivid coloring that pervaded the Byzantine and early Islamic worlds. Multiple examples of combat between a man and a lion survive and attest to popularity well into the early Islamic era. The image suggests the classical theme of the battle of Heracles and the Nemean Lion or may also represent the biblical battle of Samson with a lion or of the youthful king…
The V&A Textiles and Fashion Collection - Victoria and Albert Museum