Compound woven textile

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 17.5 x 18.5 cm (6 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

92.2775

Medium or Technique

Wool, weft-faced compound tabby

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of wool; ground of plum-colored wool with an all-over design of octagons, each encloses a scrolled motif framing a bird of white wool; between the octagons are lozenges, each enclosing a rosette; the outer stripe is of plum-colored wool, probably a fragment of a covering.

Credit Line

Everett Fund