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Fragment of a tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th-6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 11.5 x 13 cm (4 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.670

Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Dark brown wool ground into which is woven with white and red wool a design of a band with three adjacent squares which enclose a swastika, a lozenge and part of a swastika respectively; the lozenge encloses a six ray-like motif; the outer frame consists of a crenelated festoon border on both sides. Like 15.671 and 15.672.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection