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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 12.5 x 33 cm (4 15/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

55.1050

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with an inwoven tapestry design of a lozenge enclosing four vine leaves and four discs between them; a small lozenge from which stem the leaves is in the center of the design; an undulating branch with stylized leaves on both sides extend from two opposite corners of the lozenge. The design is woven with dark violet wool and the details are defined by eccentric linen wefts.. Holes, frayed edges.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer