Fragment of a garment

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


Overall: 46 x 49 cm (18 1/8 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft, dovetailed

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of square ornament of plum-colored wool; design of natural-colored linen, with interlacing stems and vine leaves in plum-colored wool, woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Details are executed with a flying shuttle. Interlaced designs of similar motifs are represented in late Roman and early Christian mosaics.

Credit Line

Everett Fund