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Tapestry fragment

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


Height x width: 20 x 24 cm (7 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Red woolen ground with diagonal borders forming lozenges of natural-colored-linen; an animal with a raised tail is inside each of the three lozenges on the right and the one on the left; and an eight-pointed star is inside each of the two lozenges in the middle. On one side is a narrow geometric border.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection