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Tapestry bands

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th-5th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 27 x 32 cm (10 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.751

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

White linen, into which are woven with violet wool, four bands of ornament. The design in each band consists of two rows of connected discs flanked by leaves. Each disc encloses a quatrefoil motif executed by a flying shuttle. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection