Fragment of tapestry with eccentric weft
3rd–4th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 40 x 47 cm (15 3/4 x 18 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry in eccentric weft
Not On View
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.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer