User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tapestry fragment

Start collecting

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen with design of a running vine with leaves on both sides of plum-colored wool, and two animals of the same color, but with red tongues; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric.


Purchased by vote of the TrusteesFrom R. Forrer, of Strasburg

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century A.D.


Height x width: 5.5 x 46 cm (2 3/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts