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Fragment of band

Fragment of band that shows an undulating vine with crossing foliage forming five oval units, one frames a putto holding a bird and three units, each encloses an animal, respectively a bull ?, a lion and a hare. The fifth unit encloses a bird, dark greenish brown wool on linen. Worn and torn.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Wool and linen; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts