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four Coptic textile fragments
  • Egypt
  • four Coptic textile fragments, Coptic period (300 CE–700 CE)
  • Where object was made: Egypt
  • wool, linen
  • Mat Dimensions: 24 x 35 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0117_1928.0118_1928.0119_1928.0120

1928.0117 - Fragment with bands of figures, flowers & animals.

1928.0118 - Part of a band from a tunic. Tan wool with brown and tan design. Pendant has tulip in tan on brown. Design of band: rectangle with two flowers and one animal, winged figure between bands. Next band shows animal and part of flower. Latch hook around band. Fourteen warps and eighteen wefts to cm.

1928.0119 - Fragment of tapestry weave showing two borders with flowers and animal forms. Flowers and animals alternate. Latch hook border on edges. Animals are leopard and lion. Brown background, forms in tan. Twelve warps and twelve wefts to cm.

1928.0120 - Fragment with two bands of flower and animals motifs.