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Fragment of a tapestry band

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


Overall: 5.5 x 22 cm (2 3/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen; design of baskets and vases from which stem vine leaves. Circles that contain animals alternate with the vases and baskets. One of the animals is probably a hare and the other is a lion , in dark brown wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection