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Fragment of tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
4th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 10.5 cm (2 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1013

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of tapestry band woven with dark purple wool, and undyed linen on undyed linen warp (probably cut from linen cloth): the center of the band woven with wool with traces of fine linen outlines of interlacing bands, on one side narrow border of small ovals and dots outlined with linen. Wool destroyed in places showing warps in groups of threes and twos.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer