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Fragment of a tapestry band

Fragment of band woven with dark brown wool on an undyed linen ground: small stylized lions, and a rabbit, framed by guilloche formed by coiling vine. Details and outlines on animals woven with linen, and a little neutral yellow wool, the tongues woven with red wool. A few holes.

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

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Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts