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Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 46 x 29 cm (18 1/8 x 11 7/16 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



The ground is brownish violet wool; the design of circles that alternately enclose male (?) busts and lions. Four leaf-like forms each springing from the corners of a square are between the circles, is woven with brownish violet and red wool and white linen. Part of the same garment as 15.441.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection