Textile fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th century


Dimensions

H x W (framed): 8 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (21.6 x 54 cm)

Accession Number

2000.964

Medium or Technique

Linen, wool; slit tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Tapestry-woven band with alternating putti and oval-shaped trees, the design is woven with pink, green, yellow and brown wool on a dark blue ground„ framed by a wavecrest border on both sides; the band is woven into linen.

Credit Line

Gift of Andrew Spindler-Roesle in memory of Alexander M. Roesle