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Fragment of undyed linen with wool and linen tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
4th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 18 x 12.5 cm (7 1/16 x 4 15/16 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: 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.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer