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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 19.2 x 27.5 cm (7 9/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1051

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Undyed fine linen tabby ground with an inwoven tapestry ornament of dark violet wool weft. Design consists of a square with two opposite sides forming bases of triangles, each enclosing three vine leaves; four rosettes are inside the square, which is framed by a guilloche border. The details are defined by eccentric linen wefts. Stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer