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Fragment of a border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 28.5 cm (5 11/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15.653

Medium or Technique

Wool, Tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

On the dark brownish blue ground is a design, woven with light tan colored wool, which was probably white when it was new, design of connected small and large lozenges; each large lozenge frames a bust; vine branches surround the large lozenges; pairs of human figures with raised arms flank the small lozenges. Each of the small lozenges encloses a cross. Like 15.654 and 15.655

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection