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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: 22 x 10.5 cm (8 11/16 x 4 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 woven with purple wool and undyed linen: a row of heart-shaped petals down center of band woven with wool on linen ground, along edges bands of wool with traces of fine linen oulining guilloche design. Ragged, some holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer