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Ancient Art

Altar Cloth

12th century

Embroidered textile

75.57 × 233.05 cm (29 3/4 × 91 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1956.33.86
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Abyssinian, Coptic
Period: 
Coptic, 12th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1956 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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