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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman or Early Byzantine
3rd–5th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 27 x 16 cm (10 5/8 x 6 5/16 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



Fragment. Part of a round medallion, originally woven into undyed linen tabby-woven ground, scraps of which remain on edges. Purple wool tapestry wefts, with vine and geometric strapwork and a border with connected discs  design defined by eccentric, undyed linen wefts. Holes; ragged.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer