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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.

Accession Number

96.161

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles