Fragment of a border

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


Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 46 cm (2 15/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.200

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

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