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Tapestry fragment

Warp of linen, ground of natural colored linen with designs mostly in purple wool and a few details in red wool. Design consists of a band that contains connected roundels, which enclose dancers ? and hares. The dancers ? resemble figures in Dionysiac scenes. A bird outside the area with...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.

Accession Number

51.565

Medium or Technique

Tapestry and looped weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles