Fragment of a border

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


Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 17.5 cm (4 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

09.111

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

The warp is of natural colored linen  the ground of the main area is dark red wool; on this are medallions of natural colored linen; detailed with red wool; half medallions are adjacent to the border. Each medallion encloses circular motifs. On each side are narrower borders woven with light and dark green, yellow, pink, and dark blue wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection