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Fragment of a tapestry band

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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