Requires Photography

Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 21 cm (7 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.1030

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 ground with inwoven tapestry motif showing a plant with one large heart-shaped petal on a branch from which stem two small blossoms. Tapestry wefts are red, pink, yellow and blue wool and undyed linen. Holes. Some wools rotted out.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer