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Tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 23.5 x 24.5 cm (9 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.794

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Broad band woven with dark reddish violet wool. Along each edge is a guilloche design woven with reddish violet wool on a ground of yellow wool. The details inside the design along the edge are formed by a flying shuttle.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly