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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century A.D.


Overall: 4.5 x 33.5 cm (1 3/4 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with a vine design of purple-brown wool; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Design consists of an entwined branch with leaves on one side and discs on the other, and a rectangular motif in the center.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection