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Tapestry fragment

Warp of white wool; ground of white woolen, with stripes of dark blue, yellow, brown and red wool; in one end a square of darning. Given to donor by Miss Amelia B. edwards and marked by her -- "Ancient Copto-Egyptian woolen textile from the Coptic cemetey of Kahun (Fayûm) A.D. 600."

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James T. Fields

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts