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Fragment of a border

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


Height x width: 15 x 10.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



On a natural-colored linen are two connected circles, each enclosing a hare (?). Red and green leaves fill the areas between the circles. The warp is linen, the weft is white wool, and the design is woven with brownish violet, red, and green wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection