Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 26 x 33 cm (10 1/4 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

01.5832

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp and ground of linen; design of reddish brown wool. Design shows two parallel rows, each consists of three connected roundels, an animal is inside each of the roundels. The shape of the tapestry suggests that it is a sleeve band. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection