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Fragment of linen tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 4.5 cm (5 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.1020

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

Fragment of linen with band of tapestry with design woven with dark brown wool, on undyed linen ground: a row of small ovals, framing respectively, a rabbit, a stylized bird and a plant(?) Part of the wool destroyed showing warps in groups of twos and threes. Holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer