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Fragment of a band

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Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with design of alternating human figures and circles containing animals in dark purple-brown wool into a piece of natural-colored linen. Human figures resembles those in Dionysiac scenes. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.

Dimensions

Height x width: 9.5 x 44.5 cm (3 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

92.2768

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles