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Fragment of undyed linen with wool and linen tapestry

Egyptian, Coptic
Late Roman
4th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 11.5 x 11 cm (4 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Fragment of undyed linen, woven with pale yellow wool warp, with band of tapestry woven with purple wool and undyed linen: the center of the band woven with wool with fine linen thread outlining a pointed oval and small circles, with narrow bands along edges of small pointed ovals and stylized leaves. Wool destoyed in places, ragged.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer