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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 4 15/16 x 6 11/16 in. (12.5 x 17 cm)

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. Part of a tapestry ornament of fine texture, woven into undyed linen tabby-woven ground, part of which remains along one side. Tapestry wefts of brownish violet and yellow-orange wool and undyed linen. Four distinct bands show an undulating leafy vine, an undulating line and discs, strapwork and a repeat of the second. Colors and style of design are similar to those in 55.1032. Holes; frayed.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer