Requires Photography

Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 9.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.1041

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment. Two pieces of tapestry ornament applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Design shows a branch motif in one band and indistinct floral (?) motifs in the other; ground in red wool, design in brown, green, and yellow wool and undyed linen wefts. Wools rotted out in places. Holes; stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer