Fragment of a tapestry border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D (?)


Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 31.5 cm (7 1/2 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.153

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

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, design of dark brown wool. Design shows two bands each contains a row of oval-shaped plant motifs with branches and vine leaves. Each band is framed by a row of connected circles containing vine leaves. The shape of the double bands with plain areas at the end of each suggests that this is a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection