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Tapestry fragment of a border

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen: the design of a band made up of rectangular motifs. interlaces and a rosette-like medallion are woven with brownish purple colored wool. Probably a fragment of a garment. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–7th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts