Textile fragment with a tapestry ornament

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 10 x 15 cm (3 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.276

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; a design of a leaf-shaped motif that contains an equestrian figure (?) or a nereid on a seahorse (?) woven in natural-colored linen, ground in reddish brown wool; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Design shows Byzantine influene.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection