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Fragment of linen with wool and linen tapestry

Undyed linen tabby-woven ground, with tapestry band inwoven near one end and a band of unengaged warps near the other. Tapestry wefts of purple wool and undyed linen engage warps alternately in groups of two or three. Wool wefts almost rotted out; indistinct undulating pattern indicated. Stains...

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–5th century A.D.

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Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts