Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman or Early Byzantine
3rd-5th century A.D.


Height x width: 55 x 32 cm (21 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen; design consists of an eight pointed star formed by two overlapping squares; inside the star are four jars and four vine branches between them; a pendant formed by a scrolled branch with vine leaves on both sides and a leaf at the end stems from one point of the star; woven with plum-colored and orange wool with tracery details in natural-colored linen into a natural-colored linen fabric.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection