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Fragment of tapestry

L-shaped ornament. Purple woolen wefts on undyed linen warps alternately doubled and tripled. The main area displays interlocked bands and the borders contain Geometric motifs. The designs are defined by fine undyed linen threads, eccentrically woven. Some wools rotted out. Holes and stains.

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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 tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts