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Fragment of undyed linen with a tapestry band and an eight-pointed star

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 24.5 x 29 cm (9 5/8 x 11 7/16 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, similar to 55.1010 woven with dark brown wool, and an eight-pointed star-shaped panel of tapestry woven with purplish brown wool sewed on. Design of panel: interlacing coils woven with wool outlined with undyed linen. Part of the wool destroyed showing warps in groups of two and three. Holes, ragged.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer