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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Part of a rectangular tapestry ornament, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground; brown (originally violet ?) wool and undyed linen tapestry wefts. In the center is a square framed by a a guilloche border surrounded by discs alternating with four petal vine leaves Some wools rotted...

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

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Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts