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Fragment of a border

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


Dimensions

Height x width (tapestry square): 14.5 x 11 cm (5 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1426

Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool and linen

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

The border is made of more than one piece; the design is divided into three bands; a roundel flanked by two four-petal motifs is in the center and tree-like motifs are in each of the two other bands. Two of the four pieced borders enclose candelabra like motifs; the ground is in red wool and the design is in red, yellow, green and and dark brown wool and natural-colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection