Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 12 x 15 cm (4 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Plain linen with a tapestry design in red, pink, yellow, black and light brown wool; and natural colored linen. Design shows a heart-shaped floral motif on a branch from which stems a leaf on each side. Similar to 09.123, probably from the same weaving. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection