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Textile fragment with a tapestry ornament

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Warp of linen; a design of a leaf-shaped motif that contains an equestrian figure (?) or a nereid on a seahorse (?) woven in natural-colored linen, ground in reddish brown wool; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Design shows Byzantine influene.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width: 10 x 15 cm (3 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts