Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 46 x 67 cm (18 1/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.8358

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool with eccentric weft and hatching

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

An eight-pointed star in violet wool and white linen details is woven into a plain linen ground; the star encloses four leaf-shaped motifs in four of its corners and branches with three leaves in the other four; a roundel enclosing a four petal rosette is in the center; two narrow bands, of which one ends with a leaf, extend from two points of the star.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund