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Fragment of undyed linen with wool and linen tapestry

Fragment of undyed linen with two parallel bands of tapestry woven with reddish-purple wool, and undyed linen: the center of the bands plain ribbed wool, along the edges angular beading in wool against linen. Wool destroyed in places showing linen warps in groups of five. Linen ragged some...

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century A.D.

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Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts