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Fragment of undyed linen with wool and linen tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 27 x 15 cm (10 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragment of undyed linen with two parallel bands of tapestry woven with reddish-purple wool, and undyed linen: the center of the bands plain ribbed wool, along the edges angular beading in wool against linen. Wool destroyed in places showing linen warps in groups of five. Linen ragged some holes. Similar to 55.1008, and .1009.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer