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Tapestry fragment

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 21 cm (6 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.1068

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

L-shaped ornament. Purple woolen wefts on undyed linen warps alternately doubled and tripled. The main area displays interlocked bands and the borders contain Geometric motifs. The designs are defined by fine undyed linen threads, eccentrically woven. Some wools rotted out. Holes and stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer