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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Very fragmentary ornament, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Design originally showed white spades (linen) powdered on a dark red (wool) ground. Linen warps and pattern wefts remain in large part; red wool almost completely rotted out. Ground stained; holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts