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

Coptic Tunic Clavis
Egypt.  6th to 7th century
Wool and linen. 
6 cm. x 31 cm.
Slit tapestry and soumak


Coptic Tunic Fragment
   with Insertions
4th to 5th century
Linen and wool.
18 cm. x 31 cm.
Tapestry and soumak

Coptic Tunic Medallion Fragment
Egypt.  5th to 7th century
Wool and linen
9 cm. x 11 cm.
Soumak and tapestry
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