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Fragment of linen with wool and linen tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 42.5 cm (8 7/16 x 16 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.1066

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

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer