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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 58 x 9 cm (22 13/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Long, narrow band, woven into undyed linen tabby-woven ground of which pieces remain along sides. Tapestry wefts are of brownish purple wool and undyed linen. Major area shows an undulating vine with large leaves; at right end, a crouching leopard. Stains and breaks.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer