Fragment of a covering

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century A.D.


Length x width: 104 × 61 cm (40 15/16 × 24 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Light natural colored linen with two tapestry roundels and fragments of an angular border woven with dark violet wool and light natural-colored linen of interlaced designs; a pendant ending with a vine leaf extends from each of the vertical parts of the border; probably part of a domestic furnishing, worn and full of holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly