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Fragment

Fragment, said to have been found in the cemetery at Hawara, Fayum, in 1888 by W.M. Flinders Petrie. Warp: undyed wool, twisted to left. Weft: undyed linen, and dark brownish purple wool, both twisted to left. Design: row of human figures, purple on light ground, left arms raised, right arms...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–8th century A.D.

Accession Number

89.586

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles