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More Egyptian tapestry fragments from the 4th through 8th centuries.  Most decorated tunics, and consisted of narrow bands that extended downwards from the shoulders, pairs of bands on the sleeves, or square, oval or round tapestry inserts on the shoulders and lower front. A few of the fragments originally decorated curtains, wall hangings, or shawls.  Please realize that the dates listed are only educated guesses. 

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Coptic Tunic or Shawl
  Band
Egypt
6th to 7th century
Wool. 10 cm. x 22 cm.
Slit tapestry
C-134

 

 

Coptic Roundel Tunic Insert
Egypt. 5th to 6th century
Wool and linen
9 cm. x 11 cm.
Slit tapestry
C-109
 
 

Coptic Tunic Ornament
Egypt. 5th to 6th century
Wool and linen
9.5 cm. x 12.5 cm.
Slit tapestry and soumak
C-126
 
 

Coptic Tunic Insertion
Egypt. 6th to 7th century
Wool and linen
9.5 cm. x 8.5 cm.
Slit tapestry
C-103
 

 






Coptic Tunic Decoration
Egypt
5th to 6th century
Wool and linen.  14 cm. x 25 cm.
Tapestry and soumak
C-145
 

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