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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 19.5 x 18 cm (7 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1117

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool 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 ornament. Tapestry wefts of violet wool and undyed linen. An eight-pointed star decorated with a vine bearing large grape leaves. Holes; stains. An image of an eight-pointed star is depicted on the tablecloth of an alter in San Vitale, Ravenna (6th century)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer