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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry band. Tapestry wefts of dark violet wool and undyed linen. Double row of pattern showing a design of lozenges, connected by a thin band, and discs. Hole near center; 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