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Linen fragment

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


Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 20.5 cm (3 3/4 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

91.53

Medium or Technique

Linen with looped weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

A piece of natural-colored linen fabric, of looped weaving, undecorated. Given to donor by Miss Amelia B. Edwards and marked by her “From the Cemetery of Hawara in the Fayûm”. “Internment in this cemetery was from 400 B.C. - 150 A.D.” Probably part of the garment that 89.247 belonged to.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James T. Fields