Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 27.3 x 23.3 cm (10 3/4 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16.267

Medium or Technique

Wool and linen

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

A woman’s head and shoulders, woven in reddish brown, dark blue, light neutral yellow, green, and orange wool. The warp is linen. The nose and the eyebrows are defined by straight vertical and horizonatal lines. The figure is wearing a head band and a tunic with two clavi; figure may represent a personification; probably a fragment of a covering or a hanging.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection