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Tapestry fragment

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


Overall: 11 x 19 cm (4 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with looped weft

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of a natural-colored linen fabric of looped weaving; design a fragment of a pendant with waving stem and alternate leaves of tapestry weaving of plum-colored wool. Design shows Roman influence.


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