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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 19.5 x 18 cm (7 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry ornament. Tapestry wefts of violet wool and undyed linen. An eight-pointed star decorated with a vine bearing large grape leaves. Holes; stains. An image of an eight-pointed star is depicted on the tablecloth of an alter in San Vitale, Ravenna (6th century)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer