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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 11.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

55.1027

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven cloth with inwoven rosette in tapestry. Tapestry wefts are red, yellow and green wool and undyed linen. Holes in ground near rosette. This type of rosette is similar to those represented on the garment of one of the court ladies in the mosaics of San Vitale, Ravenna (6th century).

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer