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Fragment of a tapestry band

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

Object Place: Egypt


25.7 x 8.5 cm (10 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Red wool warp; weft of dark and light brown and green wool and undyed linen (?). Design shows two human figures of which one is dancing (?) with one arm raised and the other wears a hat; between them is a running hare; an incomplete part of a figure is above the dancer; the design is framed by connected lozenges on both sides with a plain brown border on the right and a red one on the left. Selevedges are at the two narrow ends. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund