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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.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

55.1069

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles