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Fragment of tapestry band

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


Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 16 cm (1 9/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.209

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

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, design in three bands, of bluish-gray wool. The central area of the bands contains repeated discs alternating with X motifs and the two others contain connected leaf-like motifs. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection