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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 9.5 x 14.2 cm (3 3/4 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.123

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

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Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Plain linen with a tapestry design in red, pink, yellow and black, and natural colored linen. Design shows a heart-shaped floral motif on a branch from which stems a leaf on each side. Similar to 04.1994, probably from the same weaving. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection