Fragment of a curtain or a covering

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early byzantine
4th-5th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 40.5 x 38 cm (15 15/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, loop woven

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Octagonal piece of loop weaving stitched to a plain linen ground, encloses four light and dark blue spotted lozenges on a brownish purple ground connected by orange lines. Leaf-like motifs in orange wool are dispersed around the lozenges. In the center is a square enclosing two connected leaf-like (?) motifs in red wool. Wool pattern pile worn in several places. Holes in linen ground.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund