Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 17 cm (3 1/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.5825

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 plum-colored wool with tracery design of linen. The central area contains single roundels that alternate with smaller units of four connected circles. The border encloses trapezoidal units that contain discs and alternate with rectangular motifs.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection