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Tapestry fragment

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


Overall: 9 x 12 cm (3 9/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of white wool; ground of white woolen, with stripes of dark blue, yellow, brown and red wool; in one end a square of darning. Given to donor by Miss Amelia B. edwards and marked by her – “Ancient Copto-Egyptian woolen textile from the Coptic cemetey of Kahun (Fayûm) A.D. 600.”

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James T. Fields