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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 18 x 19.4 cm (7 1/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1049

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Weft of dark violet wool; warp of undyed linen; the design, in linen, shows traces of geometric patterns including part of a roundel and triangular motifs, executed with a flying shuttle. Stained and worn. Broken into two almost separate pieces.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer