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Fragment of tapestry

Long, narrow band, woven into undyed linen tabby-woven ground of which pieces remain along sides. Tapestry wefts are of brownish purple wool and undyed linen. Major area shows an undulating vine with large leaves; at right end, a crouching leopard. Stains and breaks.

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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