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Fragment of a border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 15 x 10.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1399

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

On a natural-colored linen are two connected circles, each enclosing a hare (?). Red and green leaves fill the areas between the circles. The warp is linen, the weft is white wool, and the design is woven with brownish violet, red, and green wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection