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Fragment of linen with wool and linen tapestry

Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry band at wider end. Tapestry wefts are purple wool and undyed linen; the latter are eccentrically woven and define an indistinct undulating pattern. Stains and holes.

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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