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Fragment of a border

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


Height x width: 1 3/4 x 6 in. (4.5 x 15.3 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.”.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription