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Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 31 x 33.6 cm (12 3/16 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Woolen warp and weft; ground white; design woven in red, dark and light blue, green, pink, yellow, brown and white. The fragment shows a roundel and a shoulder (?) band. The roundel encloses a central circle surrounded by four smaller ones.The central circle encloses an animal (?) and one of the smaller circles encloses a cross. The three others enclose indistinct motifs. The areas between the four circles show stylized plant forms and fish. The design in the shoulder band (?) consists of geometric motifs. Probably a fragment of a garment. Design shows Byzantine influence. Importation 204.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection