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Fragment of tapestry with eccentric weft

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
3rd–4th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 40 x 47 cm (15 3/4 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

55.1022

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry in eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Undyed linen tabby-woven ground, with an inwoven tapestry roundel and a band. Pattern wefts are in purple wool with geometric designs in linen. Roundel has an undulating vine frame and the band shows guilloche designs. Many holes in ground. Wool much rotted out.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer