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Tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 216cm (2 15/16 x 85 1/16in.)

Accession Number

58.1391

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Rectuangualr fragment. Linen warps. White (now ivory), and gray blue wool wefts. Pattern shows half medallions, each with a five stepped pyramidal design enclosing floral motifs (original design probably consisted of eight stepped medallions). Between the medallions is an undulating vine with leaves surrounding the medallions and forming half lozenges.The lower end shows part of a pink and white border. Stained. Some loose or exposed warps.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend