Fragment of a curtain or a covering

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early byzantine
4th-5th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 40.5 x 38 cm (15 15/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.1083

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, loop woven

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Octagonal piece of loop weaving stitched to a plain linen ground, encloses four light and dark blue spotted lozenges on a brownish purple ground connected by orange lines. Leaf-like motifs in orange wool are dispersed around the lozenges. In the center is a square enclosing two connected leaf-like (?) motifs in red wool. Wool pattern pile worn in several places. Holes in linen ground.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund