Fragment of undyed linen with wool and linen tapestry
4th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 18 x 12.5 cm (7 1/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft
Not On View
Fragment of undyed linen, with band of tapestry woven with purple wool, and undyed linen: the center of the band woven with wool with fine linen thread outlining pointed ovals and small circles, with narrow bands along edges of stylized leaves woven with wool on linen ground. Wool destroyed in places showing linen warps in groups of threes and twos. Linen ragged.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer