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Tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th centurynA.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 68 x 26.5 cm (26 3/4 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

90.244

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Two small square tapestry medallions of dark neutral brown wool and natural linen on linen warps (11 to a cm.) on a ground of natural linen cloth which has a pile surface (weft loops). Design: leaf or lotus motif in a central square surrounded by a meandering leafy border.

Credit Line

Source unidentified