Warp and ground of main stripe, linen; Design in purple wool consists of jars and baskets from which stem branches with leaves. The border of the band contains interlaced bands. The three fragments display similar motifs. Design of jars, baskets and interlaced border motifs shows Roman influence.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.
Overall (a): 6 x 27.5 cm (2 3/8 x 10 13/16 in.) Overall (b): 7.5 x 16 cm (2 15/16 x 6 5/16 in.) Overall (c): 7.5 x 9.5 cm (2 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft