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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 17.8 x 21 cm (7 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Fragment. Part of a rectangular tapestry ornament, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground; brown (originally violet ) wool and undyed linen tapestry wefts. In the center is a square framed by a a guilloche border surrounded by discs alternating with four petal vine leaves Some wools rotted out. Holes, stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer