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Fragments of looped weaving

Two fragments. Irregularly-shaped pieces. Ground of natural linen, plain cloth weave. Extra wefts of blue (3 shades), red, orange, yellow, cream and green wool and natural linen are pulled up into loops on the surface to form the pattern. Larger piece (a) shows a paneled box-like object from...

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Credit Line

Bequest of Thomas Whittemore

Egyptian (Coptic), 5th–6th century

Object Place



Overall (a): 35 x 36 cm (13 3/4 x 14 3/16 in.) Overall (b): 18 x 38 cm (7 1/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen, loop woven


Textiles and Fashion Arts