5th-6th century A.D.
Overall: 17.5 x 28 cm (6 7/8 x 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen, ground of natural-colored linen of a basket weave with tapestry stripes, diamond shapes and rectangular units of violet wool. Design shows Roman influence.
Discovered by W. M. F. Petrie in the Greco-Egyptial cemetery of Hawara in the Fayûm in 1888. "The interments in this cemetery were made from 400 B.C. to 150 A.D." This piece dates from 200 B.C. to 150 A.D.
Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards