Fragment of a border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
3rd–4th century A.D.


Overall: 7.5 x 46 cm (2 15/16 x 18 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



Warp of linen; ground of the main area of the band of dark blue wool, with a tracery design of natural-colored line; ground of the border of natural-colored linen, with vine leaf motifs in dark blue wool. The interconnected geometric motifs in the center resemble motifs in late Roman and early Christian mosaics.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection