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Fragment of a tapestry border

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


Overall: 21 x 22.5 cm (8 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of central band of dark brown wool; ground of narrow stripes of natural colored linen, design of dark brown wool. Design framing the central band consists of rows, each displays rectangular motifs, lozenges and discs. In addition, one side includes a row of connected discs. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection