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Fragment of undyed linen with a tapestry band

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 28 x 8 cm (11 x 3 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 undyed linen with band of tapestry with design woven with dark brown wool on undyed linen ground: a guilloche of delicate vines bearing small leaves frames stylized rabbits, a jar with fruits (?), and a duck or a bird (?). Fragile, ragged. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer