Fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th-8th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 x 24 cm (8 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

36.579

Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Red woolen ground with a rectangular medallion of a brown woolen ground and a design of a winged horse (Pegasus) inside a central roundel surrounded by four centaurs, one in each corner. Between the centaurs are four discs which stem from the central roundel; design is woven with cream-colored wool. Prabably a fragment of a tunic.

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Lindon Smith