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Tapestry fragment

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


Overall: 9.5 x 25 cm (3 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, hatching

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, design in reddish-brown wool; woven into natural-colored linen fabric. Design consists of entwined branches with leaves on both sides, hatching surrounds the leaves; the areas with the branches are separated by a single lotus-like flower on one side and interlaced motifs on the other.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection