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Tapestry fragment

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


Height x width (96.332a): 41 x 52 cm (16 1/8 x 20 1/2 in.) Height x width (96.332b): 35.5 x 45.9 cm (14 x 18 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Design of two trees in vases, woven into two pieces of natural-colored linen; each tree shows branches with vine leaves inhabited by a hare in the middle and two birds, one on the right and the other on the left; each vase is decorated with a jewelled band; design is woven with red, green, violet and yellow wool and natural-colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection