Fragment of a border
4th century A.D. (?)
Height x width: 1 3/4 x 6 in. (4.5 x 15.3 cm)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen, ground of brownish-violet wool; on this is a powder of leaf-like forms resembling spades woven with black wool. Sewed on to a piece of heavy yellow woolen cloth. “Part of a dress of a woman, perhaps a Syrian. Found not far from San (Zoan); she was mummified and wrapped in her clothes and laid in a basket of rushes. Period probably about 300 A.D.”.
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