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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


30 x 108.6 cm (11 13/16 x 42 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.086 x .30

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Warp and ground of dark blue wool, with design of natural-colored linen; sewed onto a piece of deep red woolen fabric in which are woven narrow stripes of natural-colored linen as a border. Design consists of roundels, each enclosing a central lozenge surrounded by two smaller lozenges and two rosettes from which stem branch-like motifs.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards