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Fragment of a band

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Design shows Roman influence. Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with a design of two bands of waving stems with alternate leaves or vine motifs, woven with dark purple-brown wool. Probably shoulder bands.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–4th century A.D.


Overall: 11 x 29 cm (4 5/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts