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Fragment of a tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 15 x 5.5 cm (5 7/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Fragment of band woven with dark brown wool on an undyed linen ground: small stylized lions, and a rabbit, framed by guilloche formed by coiling vine. Details and outlines on animals woven with linen, and a little neutral yellow wool, the tongues woven with red wool. A few holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer