Tapestry fragments

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


Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 35.5 cm (3 3/4 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

96.145

Medium or Technique

Wool

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of a shoulder band (clavus); warp of wool; ground of white wool with a design of plum-colored and yellow wool consisting of a row of connected squares formed by guilloche motifs, each enclosing a cross, an interlaced band, which ends with an oval-shaped pendant enclosing a branch with three leaves, extends from one end of the band; framed by a festoon border. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection