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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Rectangular tapestry ornament, with piece of original undyed linen ground into which it was woven. Tapestry wefts of violet wool and undyed linen. Center shows square enclosing four discs; border of smaller discs; details of the circles are executed by a flying shuttle; outer border...

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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 with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts