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Fragment of tapestry

Roundel ornament, purple wool and undyed linen wefts on undyed linen warps. Circle of white dots near edge and arc segment; any other pattern has worn off. Applied on undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Ragged edges; wools worn. Probably part of the weaving that 55.1064 belonged to.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts