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Fragment

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with an interlacing design of dark-purple wool and tracery of natural-colored linen; worked into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Interlacing design resembles motifs in late Roman and Early Christian mosaics.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–7th century A.D.

Accession Number

93.252

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles