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Fragment of tapestry band

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, design of four rows of heart-shaped forms of dark plum-colored wool. A plain plum-colored band with octagonal tracery motif is in the centre of the band. Probably a sleeve band. Desgin shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts