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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 12 x 28 cm (4 3/4 x 11 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. Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with two inwoven tapestry bands. Tapestry wefts of violet wool and undyed linen. Each band shows a row of heart-shaped petals next to a row of lozenges. Details of the design are executed with a flying shuttle. Holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer