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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 14 x 18 cm (5 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1061

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment. Part of an L-shaped tapestry-woven ornament, sewn to a piece of undyed linen tabby-weave cloth. Tapestry wefts are red, pink, orange, yellow, light and dark green, and violet wools and undyed linen. Pattern of rows of colored triangles with white (linen) centers. Some wools rotted out, others frayed.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer