Fragment of linen with wool and linen tapestry
4th–5th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 21.5 x 42.5 cm (8 7/16 x 16 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft
Not On View
Undyed linen tabby-woven ground, with tapestry band inwoven near one end and a band of unengaged warps near the other. Tapestry wefts of purple wool and undyed linen engage warps alternately in groups of two or three. Wool wefts almost rotted out; indistinct undulating pattern indicated. Stains and holes. Edges frayed.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer