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Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 23.5 cm (4 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

89.239

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen, ground of natural-colored linen of a basket weave, in which are three stripes of tapestry. Two stripes have a design of waving stems and deeply indented, alternate leaves of brown wool, the third is brown with a zigzag tracery of linen. Discovered by W.M.F. Petrie in the Greco-Egyptian cemetery of Hawara in Fayûm in 1888. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards