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Fragment of linen with wool and linen tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 21.5 x 42.5 cm (8 7/16 x 16 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



Undyed linen tabby-woven ground, with tapestry band inwoven near one end and a band of unengaged warps near the other. Tapestry wefts of purple wool and undyed linen engage warps alternately in groups of two or three. Wool wefts almost rotted out; indistinct undulating pattern indicated. Stains and holes. Edges frayed.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer