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Fragment of a tapestry band

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Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen and brown wool, with design of five circles; the middle one encloses a man with a shield; in the other circles are animals or plants. One circle encloses a lion (?) and the other a hare. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

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


Overall: 7 x 27.5 cm (2 3/4 x 10 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft and hatching


Textiles and Fashion Arts