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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry band. Tapestry wefts of violet wool and undyed linen. Pattern indistinct: guilloche between dented stripes(?). Much wool rotted out.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

55.1073

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles