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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry motif showing a plant with one large heart-shaped petal on a branch from which stem two small blossoms. Tapestry wefts are red, pink, yellow and blue wool and undyed linen. Holes. Some wools rotted out.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts