Rectangular fragment, possibly from a curtain

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 51.3cm (20 3/16in.) Other (Center, minus fringe): 44cm (17 5/16in.)

Accession Number

48.1071

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, loop woven

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Plain natural linen ground with band and circular medallion is formed of inwoven weft loop pile of polychrome wools. Medallion shows purple ground decorated with red and yellow lozenges, spots of red,orange, yellow, pink and green, and a linear pattern of linen weft loops. Band shows areas of pink, red blue and green pile. Along one side, a wide band of open warps and a warp fringe. Many holes. Pile worn off in large areas.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund