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Tapestry, probably a fragment of a garment

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


Overall: 11 x 54.5 cm (4 5/16 x 21 7/16 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, stripes of deep violet wool with rows of circular interlaced motifs. The violet stripes are separated by natural colored linen stripes that contain a waving design woven with violet wool. Prabably a fragment of a garment. The interlaced motif ressembles designs in late Roman mosaics.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection