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Fragment of a tapestry border

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


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

96.199

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

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