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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with two inwoven tapestry bands. Tapestry wefts of violet wool and undyed linen. Each band shows a row of heart-shaped petals next to a row of lozenges. Details of the design are executed by a flying shuttle. Holes.

Credit Line

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