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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 18 x 17.5 cm (7 1/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1035

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 inwoven tapestry roundel. Tapestry wefts of violet wool and undyed linen; geometric pattern of interconnected motifs. Stained; frayed edges.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer