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Tapestry fragment

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, design of plum-colored wool; two waving bands with groups of three small discs on both sides of each band, woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Probably part of the weaving that 96.223 belonged to.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts