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Fragment of a garment

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


Overall: 37.2 x 30.5 cm (14 5/8 x 12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Natural-colored linen cloth into which is woven with red wool two stripes, probably depicting a shoulder band that encloses small cross-shaped motifs and dots; the two stripes are decorated with groups of five dots alternating with floral motifs woven with natural-colored linen; on one side of the fragment is a lozenge composed of four leaves and surrounded by scattered crosses and dots; on the other side are crosses and dots; woven with red wool..

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection