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Three tapestry fragments

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Three bands; linen warp; design worked with linen and small areas of brown wool; background with red wool; 12 warp threads to a centimeter. Design shows Dionysiac figures. The shape of the bands suggests that they may be fragments of shoulder bands (clavi) 07.264a: Design shows three male...

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Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

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


Height x width (a): 5.1 x 25.3 cm (2 x 9 15/16 in.) Height x width (b): 5.8 x 26 cm (2 5/16 x 10 1/4 in.) Height x width (c): 8.8 x 37.5 cm (3 7/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts