Fragment

Egyptian
10th–11th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

20 x 8 cm (7 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 9.6 x 18.7 cm

Accession Number

48.1088

Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry weave

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Undyed linen warps; dark pink, green, blue and neutral yellow silk wefts. Shows part of a roundel containing affronted pairs of quadrupeds and birds flanking a tree. To the right, pair of addorsed birds flanking an oval medallion; below, affronted birds flanking similar medallion differently colored. Pattern only partly preserved. Soiled, brittle; breaks and frayed edges. Smallest piece not in proper position as mounted.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund