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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic) ?
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 15 x 16 cm (5 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragment. Red ground with part of a roundel framed by a two borders, one encloses discs and the other consists of floral motifs; outside the roundel is part of a wreath; and on one side is a small roundel enclosing eight discs around a central circle; woven with green, yellow, red and brown wool; design shows Sasanian influence.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund