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Part of a woman's dress

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


Height x width: 5.6 x 19.1 cm (2 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Heavy linen warp with the design of stripes of conventional plant forms woven with dark blue, bright red, yellow, orange, and light green wool; very much worn; probably a sleeve band. “This piece was part of the dress of a woman, perhaps a Syrian. Found not far from San (Zoan); she was mummified and wrapped in her clothes and laid in a basket of rushes. Period probably about 300 A.D.” This border was sewed to a loose red woolen material.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription