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Tapestry fragment of a border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 46.5 cm (4 5/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.191

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; the design consists of a band fromed by rectangular and scrolled motifs; a star-like medallion with eight-projecting motifs is adjacent to the the band. Probably a fragment of a garment. Design shows Roman influence..

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection