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Fragment of a tapestry band

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 5.5 cm (5 7/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1019

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of band woven with dark brown wool on an undyed linen ground: small stylized lions, and a rabbit, framed by guilloche formed by coiling vine. Details and outlines on animals woven with linen, and a little neutral yellow wool, the tongues woven with red wool. A few holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer