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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 19 x 21 cm (7 1/2 x 8 1/4 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 inwoven tapestry motif showing a plant with one large heart-shaped petal on a branch from which stem two small blossoms. Tapestry wefts are red, pink, yellow and blue wool and undyed linen. Holes. Some wools rotted out.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer