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Fragment of band

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 18 x 27.5 cm (7 1/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen; tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragment of band that shows an undulating vine with crossing foliage forming five oval units, one frames a putto holding a bird and three units, each encloses an animal, respectively a bull , a lion and a hare. The fifth unit encloses a bird, dark greenish brown wool on linen. Worn and torn.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund