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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Part of a round medallion, originally woven into undyed linen tabby-woven ground, scraps of which remain on edges. Purple wool tapestry wefts, with vine and geometric strapwork and a border with connected discs ; design defined by eccentric, undyed linen wefts. Holes; ragged.

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman or Early Byzantine, 3rd–5th century A.D.

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Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts