Dark brown ink with yellow, red, blue, and black paint on papyrus
5 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (15 x 6.7 cm)
The Austrian National Library, Department of Papyri, Vienna ( P. Vindob. G 1.301 + G 1.307 )
Not on view
Ostraka (pottery or stone fragments with writing) and papyri aid in understanding aspects of textile production in Egypt. This pattern sheet from a textile workshop provided designs for tapestry-weave leaflike decorations and clavi (narrow ornamental bands).
Inscription: In Greek, on verso, remnants of a 4th-century inscription