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Fragment of square tapestry ornament

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 9.5 cm (3 9/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.5835

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp and ground, linen; design of brownish purple wool. Design consists of a central square surrounded by four square units, one in each corner, from which stem swastika-like motifs that connect these units. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection