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Tapestry fragment

Warp of linen; ground of dark brown wool; two adjacent bands with linear design on the borders of each band from which stem curved branch-like motifs woven with natural-colored linen. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Accession Number

93.254

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles