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Tapestry fragment

Design shows Roman influence. Warp of linen; the two bands of tapestry of dark purple wool with borders of a block, design woven with purple wool and natural- colored linen, are woven into a piece of natural-colored linen cloth with a fringe on one end.

Credit Line

Gift of W. C. Hill

Egyptian, 1st–3rd century A.D.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts