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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 24 x 47 cm (9 7/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft (S-Spun)

Not On View


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



A linen fragment with a brown tapestry leaf-like motif woven in wool against the natural colored linen. The inner area of the leaf depicts a central stem with branches that carry four fruits at each side. A band that stems from the lower part of the segment suggests that the unit is intended to represent a tree. Like 15.735.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection