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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 15.5 cm (5 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1072

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 ground with inwoven tapestry band. Tapestry wefts of dark violet wool and undyed linen. Double row of pattern showing a design of lozenges, connected by a thin band, and discs. Hole near center; stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer