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Tapestry fragment

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with a vine design of purple-brown wool; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Design consists of an entwined branch with leaves on one side and discs on the other, and a rectangular motif in the center.

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