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Fragment of undyed linen with a tapestry band and an eight-pointed star

Fragment of undyed linen with band of tapestry, similar to 55.1010 woven with dark brown wool, and an eight-pointed star-shaped panel of tapestry woven with purplish brown wool sewed on. Design of panel: interlacing coils woven with wool outlined with undyed linen. Part of the wool destroyed...

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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