Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 5.5 x 46 cm (2 3/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

92.2755

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen with design of a running vine with leaves on both sides of plum-colored wool, and two animals of the same color, but with red tongues; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric.

Provenance

Purchased by vote of the TrusteesFrom R. Forrer, of Strasburg

Credit Line

Everett Fund