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Tapestry fragment

Portions of two parallel tapestry bands of dark purplish-brown wool (faded in places) and natural linen on linen warps (11 to a cm.) on ground of plain linen cloth, now fragmentary. Design: rows of oblongs with guilloche or honeycomb filling; running-wave border.

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Egyptian, 4th–5th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts