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Fragment of tapestry border

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


Height x width: 2.7 x 27 cm (1 1/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of brown and areas of green wool; the design of a row of oval forms each enclosing a leaf-like or a floral motif, is of dark and light brown, and light yellow wool, and natural-colored linen. Part of the band is rotted out. Probably part of a shoulder band. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection