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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 15 x 11.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven cloth with inwoven rosette in tapestry. Tapestry wefts are red, yellow and green wool and undyed linen. Holes in ground near rosette. This type of rosette is similar to those represented on the garment of one of the court ladies in the mosaics of San Vitale, Ravenna (6th century).

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer