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Fragment of linen tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 14.5 x 4.5 cm (5 11/16 x 1 3/4 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 linen with band of tapestry with design woven with dark brown wool, on undyed linen ground: a row of small ovals, framing respectively, a rabbit, a stylized bird and a plant(?) Part of the wool destroyed showing warps in groups of twos and threes. Holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer