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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman or Early Byzantine
3rd–6th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 43 x 21.5 cm (16 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1091

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 tabby-woven ground with two wide purple bands, tapestry-woven with woolen wefts. The tapestry wefts engage the warps alternately in groups of four and singly. Band of unengaged warps at other end. Selvedge along one side. Holes, stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer