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Silk fragment

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Found in Coptic grave. Silk samit with 1/2 twill ground, white and brown (at present) wefts creating design of seated shepherd, possibly Orpheus, surrounded by animals.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Late Antique period, 4th century

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

7.2 x 9 cm (2 13/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .09 x .072

Accession Number

11.90

Medium or Technique

Silk compound weft twill [samit]

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles