Fragment of linen with wool and linen tapestry
4th–5th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 5 x 20 cm (1 15/16 x 7 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft
Not On View
Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry band at wider end. Tapestry wefts are purple wool and undyed linen; the latter are eccentrically woven and define an indistinct undulating pattern. Stains and holes.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer