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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
3rd–4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 26 cm (2 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

89.236

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen. An all over design of leaves and dots of dark blue wool. Each leaf has has a short stem. Design shows Roman influence.

Provenance

Discovered by W. M. F. Petrie in the Greco-Egyptian cemetery of Hawara in the Fayûm in 1888. "The interments in this cemetery were from 400 B.C. to 150 A.D." This piece dates from 200 B.C. to 150 A.D." Amelia B. Edwards.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards