Child's tunic

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th-5th century A.D.


Height x width: 87 × 90 cm (34 1/4 × 35 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp and ground of white wool; two scrolled branches with vine leaves on both sides form shoulder bands (clavi) which extend from the front edge of the tunic to its back; and a band consisting of two parallel branches is on each sleeve. A round leaf with connected circles in the center surrounding a white cross is on each shoulder. The design is woven with violet wool and the cirlces in the middle of the shoulder leaf is of orange.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection