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Fragment of tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 9 x 21 cm (3 9/16 x 8 1/4 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



Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, design of four rows of heart-shaped forms of dark plum-colored wool. A plain plum-colored band with octagonal tracery motif is in the centre of the band. Probably a sleeve band. Desgin shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst