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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 17 x 21 cm (6 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Undyed linen tabby woven ground, with three inwoven tapestry bands of which the middle is in brown wool, and the two bordering bands are in red wool, separated by a narrow band of undyed linen weft. Warps in the tapestry area are engaged aternately in groups of three and singly. Parts of the wool is rotted out and several holes are in the ground.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer