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Fragment of undyed linen with a tapestry band

Fragment of undyed linen with band of tapestry with design woven with dark brown wool on undyed linen ground: a guilloche of delicate vines bearing small leaves frames stylized rabbits, a jar with fruits (?), and a duck or a bird (?). Fragile, ragged. Design shows Roman influence.

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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