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Fragment of undyed linen with wool and linen tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 37 x 7 cm (14 9/16 x 2 3/4 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 band of tapestry woven with black wool and undyed linen: the center of band plain ribbed wool, along edges angular beading in wool against linen. Wool destroyed in places showing linen warps in groups of four. Linen very ragged. Design similar to 55.1007, 55.1008 and 55.1009.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer