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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 12 cm (1 9/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.1071

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven with part of inwoven tapestry ornament. Tapestry wefts of dark violet wool and undyed linen. Pattern of discs and strapwork. Some wools rotted out.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer