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Fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 24 cm (5 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.217

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

Three stripes and a medallion. Warp of linen; ground of plum-colored wool; design of natural-colored linen; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen. Medallion is in the shape of a lozenge that encloses four vine leaves. Two stripes show a design of interlocked cables and the middle stripe shows an undulating line with leaf-like motifs (?). Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection