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Tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th-6th century A.D.


Height x width: 10.3 x 12.5 cm (4 1/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dark brown wool ground into which is woven with white and red wool a design of a band with three adjacent squares which enclose a swastika, a lozenge and part of a swastika respectively; the lozenzge, woven with red wool encloses a six ray-like motif; the outer frame consists of a crenelated festoon border on both sides. Like 15.670 and 15.672.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection