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Tapestry panel

Warp: natural-colored linen Weft: brown wool Tunic fragment: natural-colored linen, tapestry weave; design of figures in brown wool. Design shows female dancers, probably maenads, and warriors surrounding a central square. Design is similar to 89.586 found by Flinders Petrie in Hawara, Fayum.

Credit Line

Gift of Marion D. Campbell

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine or Early Islamic, 6th–8th century

Accession Number

1985.824

Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles