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Fragment of tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
4th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 7 x 10.5 cm (2 3/4 x 4 1/8 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 of tapestry band woven with dark purple wool, and undyed linen on undyed linen warp (probably cut from linen cloth): the center of the band woven with wool with traces of fine linen outlines of interlacing bands, on one side narrow border of small ovals and dots outlined with linen. Wool destroyed in places showing warps in groups of threes and twos.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer