Fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 22.5 x 19.5 cm (8 7/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.135

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design of two birds inside a diagonal band from which stem small vine branches; a triangular motif filled with leaves and fruits (?) is on the right and half a circular motif is on the left, woven with dark blue, green, yellow, pink and red wool, and natural-colored linen; sewed onto a piece of dark blue woolen fabric. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection