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Neck of a garment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 16 x 36 cm (6 5/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Ground of pinkish-red wool, divided into six borders by lines of white linen. The outer borders have simple geometric designs in linen.The widest band shows circular medallions enclosing men’s heads. The next wider border has running animals, dogs or hares (?) and lions or panthers (?) and sprays of two leaves. One border has a white ground and vases of flowers in colored wools, the sixth border has a row of dots. Woven with pinkish-red, green, yellow, golden brown, and dark blue wool and white linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection