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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 28 cm (4 3/4 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

55.1034

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with two inwoven tapestry bands. Tapestry wefts of violet wool and undyed linen. Each band shows a row of heart-shaped petals next to a row of lozenges. Details of the design are executed with a flying shuttle. Holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer