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Fragment of a tapestry border

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


Overall: 12.5 x 27.5 cm (4 15/16 x 10 13/16 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



Warp of linen; ground of central stripes of natural colored linen, with design of brown wool woven into a piece of natural colored linenfabric. The wool design consists of two bands, each containing a waving branch with leaves on both sides. The borders of the bands show small remains of a tracery design.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection