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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 9.5 x 9 cm (3 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Roundel ornament, purple wool and undyed linen wefts on undyed linen warps. Circle of white dots near edge and arc segment; any other pattern has worn off. Applied on undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Ragged edges; wools worn. Probably part of the weaving that 55.1064 belonged to.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer