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Fragment of band

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Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen; design of brownish purple wool represents a branch with leaves that stem from each side. Rows of discs, probably intended to represent fruits are on both sides. Probably a fragment of a shoulder band. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–5th century

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 46 cm (1 3/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.186

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles