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White linen, into which are woven with violet wool, four bands of ornament. The design in each band consists of two rows of connected discs flanked by leaves. Each disc encloses a quatrefoil motif executed by a flying shuttle. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th-5th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts