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Fragment of tapestry with eccentric weft

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
3rd–4th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 40 x 47 cm (15 3/4 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry in eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Undyed linen tabby-woven ground, with an inwoven tapestry roundel and a band. Pattern wefts are in purple wool with geometric designs in linen. Roundel has an undulating vine frame and the band shows guilloche designs. Many holes in ground. Wool much rotted out.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer