Fragment of a child's tunic

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


Height x width: 53 x 63.5 cm (20 7/8 x 25 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Warp of linen; the fragment shows two sleeve and two shoulder bands and three square panels of tapestry woven into a plain linen garment; ground of the sleeve and shoulder bands are of natural-colored linen; the design in the shoulder bands consists of a scrolled branch with vine leaves; the sleeve bands enclose dsics and each of the square panels encloses six discs surrounding a central square; designs are woven with plum-colored wool and natural-colored linen.

Credit Line

Everett Fund