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Fragment of a border

Warp of linen; ground of central band of dark purple wool with a tracery design of natural-colored linen; ground of outer stripes of natural-colored linen, with floral designs of dark purple wool. The tracery design resembles the meandering motifs in Roman mosaics

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–4th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts