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Tapestry band

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


Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 38 cm (3 9/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.318

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Design shows Roman influence. Two stripes of tapestry with a design of brownish purple wool, on a linen ground, woven into a piece of natural-colored linen cloth. Design consists of a row of leaves and branches. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection