Coptic textile fragment, plain and tapestry weave, linen/wool, Egypt, 3rd century CE

Made in Egypt, 3rd Century A.D..

Roughly oval shaped, slit tapestry and plain weave Coptic textile fragment, c. 3rd Century A.D. A trefoil leaf shpaed floral motif, worked in black, red and dark tan coloured wool on a linen warp. Currently is backed by a stiff light green coloured open tabby wave fabric and tacked in place by a brown coloured modern thread. The original is backed in some areas by a plain weave historical backing.

Summary

Object No.

A6167

Physical Description

Roughly oval shaped, slit tapestry and plain weave Coptic textile fragment, c. 3rd Century A.D. A trefoil leaf shpaed floral motif, worked in black, red and dark tan coloured wool on a linen warp. Currently is backed by a stiff light green coloured open tabby wave fabric and tacked in place by a brown coloured modern thread. The original is backed in some areas by a plain weave historical backing.

Dimensions

Width

70 mm

Depth

95 mm

Production

Made

3rd Century A.D.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Professor Said El Sadr, 1972

Acquisition Date

10 October 1972

Cite this Object

Harvard

Coptic textile fragment, plain and tapestry weave, linen/wool, Egypt, 3rd century CE 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 July 2018, <https://ma.as/185376>

Wikipedia

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