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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 26.7 x 15 cm (10 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1083

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment. Very fragmentary ornament, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Design originally showed white spades (linen) powdered on a dark red (wool) ground. Linen warps and pattern wefts remain in large part; red wool almost completely rotted out. Ground stained; holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer