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Tapestry, probably a fragment of a garment

Warp of linen, stripes of deep violet wool with rows of circular interlaced motifs. The violet stripes are separated by natural colored linen stripes that contain a waving design in wool. Prabably a fragment of a garment. The interlaced motif ressembles designs in late Roman mosaics.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts