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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 17.5 x 14.3 cm (6 7/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1077

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Irregularly shaped piece. Red ground with parts of two diagonal bands forming a triangular motif and framing half a roundel. The bands and the roundel contain geomentric motifs; design is woven in red, yellow, orange, green and blue wool and undyed linen weft. The border of the diagonal bands is woven in blue and contains small disc motifs. Mounted on tabby-woven undyed linen. Probably part of 55.1078.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer