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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 9 x 17 cm (3 9/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, design of brown wool; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen. Design consists of a band with disconnected waving leaf-like motifs that form circular designs. The band is framed on both sides by a repeated row of discs. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection