Fragment of a garment

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


59.2 x 134.6 cm (23 5/16 x 53 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.346 x .592

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



White woolen tapestry with two roundels of red woolen ground; designs of green, red, blue, yellow, orange and violet wool, and natural-colored linen; design in each roundel consists of four leaves and four linear motifs between them.Two stripes of plum-colored and red wool are below the roundels. Fragment consists of two pieces sewn together in the middle. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards