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Fragment with loop weaving

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

48.1074

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, with looped weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

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