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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 11 x 8 11/16 in. (28 x 22 cm)

Accession Number

90.245

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Portions of two parallel tapestry bands of dark purplish-brown wool (faded in places) and natural linen on linen warps (11 to a cm.) on ground of plain linen cloth, now fragmentary. Design: rows of oblongs with guilloche or honeycomb filling; running-wave border. Probaby a fragment of a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Source unidentified