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Fragment

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


Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 46 cm (2 3/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

93.252

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

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with an interlacing design of dark-purple wool and tracery of natural-colored linen; worked into a piece of natural-colored linen.Interlacing design resembles motifs in late Roman and Early Christian mosaics.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection