Fragment of tapestry
4th–5th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 58 x 9 cm (22 13/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft
Not On View
Long, narrow band, woven into undyed linen tabby-woven ground of which pieces remain along sides. Tapestry wefts are of brownish purple wool and undyed linen. Major area shows an undulating vine with large leaves; at right end, a crouching leopard. Stains and breaks.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer