Silk fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Greco-Roman, Late Antique period
4th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

7.2 x 9 cm (2 13/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .09 x .072

Accession Number

11.90

Medium or Technique

Silk compound weft twill [samit]

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Found in a Coptic grave. Silk samit with 1/2 twill ground, white and brown (at present) wefts creating design of seated shepherd, possibly Orpheus, surrounded by animals.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection