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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: 5 x 20 cm (1 15/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1067

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 inwoven tapestry band at wider end. Tapestry wefts are purple wool and undyed linen; the latter are eccentrically woven and define an indistinct undulating pattern. Stains and holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer