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Fragment of undyed linen with a tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 28 x 8 cm (11 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1017

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 undyed linen with band of tapestry with design woven with dark brown wool on undyed linen ground: a guilloche of delicate vines bearing small leaves frames stylized rabbits, a jar with fruits (?), and a duck or a bird (?). Fragile, ragged. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer