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Fragment of a tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–7th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 29 x 14.5 cm (11 7/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1092

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with a wide tapestry band of purple wool. The tapestry wefts engage the warps in groups of three or four. Some of the wools have rotted out. Holes and stains. Similar to 55.1093.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer