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Tapestry fragment

Neutral brown linen decorated with parallel bands of ornament woven with dark brown wool. The design consists of four rectangular panels. A female bust and a lion, each inside a rectangular panel on each of the parallel bands; probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, hatching, slit


Textiles and Fashion Arts