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Square tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 18 x 19 cm (7 1/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen; tapestry

Not On View


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



Ornamental square tapestry set into linen. The design shows a smaller square that encloses a circular roundel containing four jars from which grow connected plants. The inner square is framed by undulating vines. Woven with light neutral linen, bluish brown and orange wool. Worn and torn.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund