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Tapestry fragment

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


Overall: 10.5 x 44 cm (4 1/8 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen; design of dark brown wool and natural-color linen, consists of a central band with tracery guilloche motifs, flanked by two narrower bands, each framed by triangular motifs; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen. Design shows Roman influence. Probably a fragment of a tunic with a neck opening and shoulder bands.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection