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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman or Early Byzantine
3rd–5th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 27 x 16 cm (10 5/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1074

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. Part of a round medallion, originally woven into undyed linen tabby-woven ground, scraps of which remain on edges. Purple wool tapestry wefts, with vine and geometric strapwork and a border with connected discs  design defined by eccentric, undyed linen wefts. Holes; ragged.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer