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Fragment of a loop weaving

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman or Early Byzantine
3rd–5th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 44.5 x 38 cm (17 1/2 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, with looped weft

Not On View


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



Corner ornament and roundel with brown, yellow and yellow-orange and linen weft loops on a natural linen tabby ground. The corner ornament frames the roundel from two sides. Design of the corner ornament shows straight parallel lines enclosing connected oval-shaped motifs. The roundel frames an interlaced eight-poined star with a four-petal rosette in the center. Four small rosettes woven in orange surround the roundel. Woolen loops worn; several holes in ground. Design similar to 48.1074, probably belongs to the same weaving.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund