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Coptic Textile Fragment - CK.0129
Origin: Faiyum, Egypt
Circa: 400 AD to 600 AD
Dimensions: 10.5" (26.7cm) high x 4.75" (12.1cm) wide
Collection: Egyptian Art
Medium: Textile

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For centuries, the native weavers of Egypt were famous for the richness of their work. Using intricate patterns and vivid colors, Coptic weavers created masterpieces of textile art. Coptic textiles, used for rugs, wall hangings and clothing appliques, were exported throughout the Roman and Byzantine empires. However, the finest surviving examples come from Egypt itself, where a dry climate has preserved the delicate fabric. Intimate in scale yet monumental in vision, these woven pictures speak of a world alive with color and movement.

This fragment contains two rows of red circular motifs against a brown background. The narrow space in between these two bands has been adorned with an undulating brown line interspersed with little brown dots. A band of miniature waves frames the outside edges of both bands. - (CK.0129)

 

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