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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 16 x 14 cm (6 5/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Fragment. Rectangular tapestry ornament, with piece of original undyed linen ground into which it was woven. Tapestry wefts of violet wool and undyed linen. Center shows square enclosing four discs; border of smaller discs; details of the circles are executed by a flying shuttle; outer border scalloped. Holes; worn. Ragged edges.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer