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The lions of Qasr Ibrim
The lions of Qasr Ibrim

Author(s): Nettie K. Adams
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Medieval Nubia; Qasr Ibrim; textiles
Summary/Abstract: This article describes several fragments of woolen textile that were excavated at the medieval site of Qasr Ibrim. Their outstanding feature is the depiction of numerous lion figures, shown in miniature. The pattern is organized in horizontal rows of rectangles, each enclosing a lion. In alternating rows, the lions face in opposite directions. The lions are quite clear and in many places the colors of blue and yellow are still strong and bright. These specimens were part of a large cache of discarded materials which are believed to have been ransacked from the tombs of bishops.

  • Page Range: 661-664
  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English, French, German