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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 x 11.5 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

55.1039

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Round medllion with traces of original tabby-woven ground into which it was woven. Design consists of a lonzenge motif in the center surrounded by a linear frame with projecting branch motifs (?). The border consists of scroll motifs each enclosing a head of an animal. Red, neutral yellow and brown wool and undyed linen weft. A projecting area on one side of the medallion shows that it was the end part of a band (probably a shoulder band ). Stains, holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer