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Fragment of a border

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


Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 42.3cm (4 15/16 x 16 5/8in.)

Accession Number

96.197

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 central band of dark purple wool with a tracery design of natural-colored linen; ground of outer stripes of natural-colored linen, with floral designs of dark purple wool. The tracery design resembles meandering motifs in Roman mosaics

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection