Fragment of a border

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 9.4 x 29 cm (3 11/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.296

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

Warp of linen, ground of faded pink wool, the design of a tree with a man on one side and an animal on the other, surmounted by a circle enclosing and bust of a haloed figure with both hands raised, woven with green, light and dark blue, orange and yellow wool, and natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection