Compound woven textile

Egyptian, (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th-7th century A.D.


Object Place: Coptic, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

40.41

Medium or Technique

Wool, weft-faced compound tabby

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Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of wool; ground of light brown wool with an all-over deisgn of connected octagons, each enclosing a running animal (lion ); the design is woven with dark brown wool, probably a fragment of a covering.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund