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Fragment with loop weaving

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman or Early Byzantine
3rd–5th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


36.5 x 40.5 cm (14 3/8 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, with looped weft

Not On View


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



Corner ornament and a roundel with brown and yellow wool weft loops, and linen weft loops on natural linen tabby. The corner ornament frames from two sides a roundel. Design of the corner ornament shows straight parallel lines and guiloche motifs. The design inside the roundel shows interlocked cables framing a central square that contains a rosette. Very small remains of orange weft loops are inside and outside the roundel. Woolen loops worn; several holes in ground. See 48.1075 for a similar design, probably belongs to the same weaving.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund