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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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Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

55.1066

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles