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Fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 71 x 51 cm (27 15/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8355

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Linen cloth with a tapestry design of a gamma-shaped band framing two sides of a square; a pendant ending with a medallion extends from the lower end of the band; both the band and the square enclose repeated discs with floral motifs; the discs in the square surround a central circle enclosing a centaur, the design is woven with dark-brown wool on a natural-colored linen ground. Probably a fragment of a covering or a hanging.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund