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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 9 cm (8 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1089

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Undyed linen warps and wefts of a tapestry ornament. All wools have disappeared. Remaining linen wefts indicate pattern that show forms, probably animals and fish within the roundel and in interspaces.

Undyed linen warps and wefts of a tapestry ornament. Most wools disappeared

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer