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Tapestry

Two small square tapestry medallions, of dark neutral brown wool and natural linen on linen warps (11 to a cm.) on a ground of natural linen cloth which has a pile surface (weft loops). Design: leaf or lotus in a central square surrounded by a meandering leafy border.

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–5th centurynA.D.

Accession Number

90.244

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles