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Fragment of a tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 41.5 x 28.5 cm (16 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

57.208

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment. Rectangular panel, bordered by four narrow strips of plain linen cloth. Wool and linen wefts; linen warps. On a brick pink ground, a roundel at the right and two half roundels at the left. In the former, two haloed standing human figures; in the latter, pairs of haloed horsemen. Pointed leaf motives in the interspaces. Colors predominantly green, yellow, brown; pink and blue. Stains and incrustations; small holes.

Credit Line

Bequest of Thomas Whittemore