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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 15 x 24 cm (5 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.777

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, hatching, slit

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Neutral brown linen decorated with two parallel bands of ornament woven with dark brown wool. The design in each band consists of two rectangular panels, one enclosing a female bust and the other a lion. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

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