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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 29.5 x 15 cm (11 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry band. Tapestry wefts of brown wool and undyed linen. Row of oval compartments in which are depicted trees, a standing human figure (hunter or warrior?), and a running quadruped; bordered by running wave pattern. The area around the quadruped is filled with hatching. Probably a shoulder band and a part of the weaving that 55.1036 belonged to. Stained; holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer