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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th-7th century A.D.


Height x width: 10 x 11 cm (3 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Part of a band with a design of two connected medallions of which one encloses a human figure (dancer ) and the other is torn; basket-like motifs fill the areas between the medallions; remains of a crenelated border ornament are on the right side of the band; woven with tan-colored and brown wool. The design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection