Fragment of a garment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

97.8 x 93 cm (38 1/2 x 36 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .93 x .978

Accession Number

91.153

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

Warp of wool; ground of a roundel, sleeve and shoulder bands is of dark purple wool; with designs of natural-colored linen; woven into a garment of yellowish white woolen tapestry. Design which consists of interlaced and candelabra-shaped motifs shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards