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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.3 x 21.5 cm (2 1/2 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1062

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment. Narrow band showing red diamond stepped contours and a black cross in center of each diamond. Along sides, traces of original tabby-woven undyed linen ground into which woolen tapestry wefts were woven, substituting for ground wefts. A few breaks. Linen browned. Probably a sleeve band, similar to 96.304

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer