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Fragment of a border

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, Tapestry

Not On View


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



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