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Band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 21.5 cm (2 3/4 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.120

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

The warp is linen; the ground of the main border is natural colored linen; the design of violet wool consists of vases and jars from which grow plants. The outer borders are of violet wool, on which are outlined with natural colored linen a guilloche design. Probably belonged to the same weaving that 09.5838 a-c belonged to. The design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection