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Tapestry fragment

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Plain linen with a tapestry design in red, pink, yellow, black and light brown wool; and natural colored linen. Design shows a heart-shaped floral motif on a branch from which stems a leaf on each side. Similar to 09.123, probably from the same weaving. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 15 cm (4 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.5849

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles