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Tapestry panel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 10.5 x 15.5 cm (4 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1985.824

Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: natural-colored linen
Weft: brown wool
Tunic fragment: natural-colored linen, tapestry weave; design of figures in brown wool. Design shows female dancers, probably maenads, and warriors surrounding a central square. Design is similar to 89.586 found by Flinders Petrie in Hawara, Fayum.

Credit Line

Gift of Marion D. Campbell