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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 19.2 x 27.5 cm (7 9/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Undyed fine linen tabby ground with an inwoven tapestry ornament of dark violet wool weft. Design consists of a square with two opposite sides forming bases of triangles, each enclosing three vine leaves; four rosettes are inside the square, which is framed by a guilloche border. The details are defined by eccentric linen wefts. Stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer