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Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Overall: 17.5 x 21 cm (6 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

92.2773

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen in which are woven a square medallion and borders of natural-colored linen and red wool. The design inside the medallion shows a tree motif; and the lower border consists of a scalloped design that contain floral motifs. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund