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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: 26 x 11.5 cm (10 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Fragment of undyed linen with two bands of tapestry, woven with purple wool and undyed linen: undulating vine with stylized leaves and bunches of grapes, woven with wool on linen ground with details outlined with fine linen. Wool destoyed in places showing warps in groups of twos and threes. Linen ragged, some holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer