Coptic. <em>3 Fragments with Figural and Botanical Decorations</em>, 5th–7th century C.E. Flax, wool, x943a: 7 x 6 3/4 in. (17.8 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X943a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), CUR.X943A_detail01_ICA.jpg)

3 Fragments with Figural and Botanical Decorations


Medium: Flax, wool

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:5th–7th century C.E.

Dimensions: x943a: 7 x 6 3/4 in. (17.8 x 17.1 cm) x943b: 6 x 8 in. (15.2 x 20.3 cm) x943c: 4 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (11.4 x 32.4 cm)


Accession Number: X943a-c

Image: CUR.X943A_detail01_ICA.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Three textile fragments. Red, black, purple, yellow, green, and blue wools. Undyed linen. Tapestry weave. Decoration from a tunic. Common design of a red background and purple L-shaped motif on black borders. Fragment a: Square contains central floral designs and similar motifs in corners. Fragment b: Medallion contains bust in center. Fragment c: Clavus (band) contains medallion and abstract ornament. Condition: Much damage. All three pieces are incomplete. Design details are indecipherable.

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