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Fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 29.2 x 10.5 cm (11 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

89.235

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; a band of very dark brown wool tapestry with a tracery design of natural-colored linen. Part of the band shows a tracery design of a row of heart-shaped motifs, another part shows interlaced cable designs and the middle part shows two rows of dots. Design shows Roman influence.

Provenance

Discovered by W. M. F. Petrie in the Graeco-Egyptial cemetery of Hawara in the Fayûm in 1888. "The interments in this cemetery were made from 400 B.C. to 150 A.D. This piece dates from 200 B.C. to 150 A.D.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards