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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 19.5 x 20.5 cm (7 11/16 x 8 1/16 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 ground with narrow stripes along one side where warps are grouped. Inwoven tapestry stripe shows a row of colored discs on a narrow band. Tapestry wefts are brownish violet, and the discs are woven in brick red and yellow-green wool, and undyed linen respectively. Holes in ground; wools have rotted out in some areas.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer