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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 27.5 x 10 cm (10 13/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1080

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragmentary rectangular tapestry ornament, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Lozenges defined by broken white lines on red ground; in the center of each, a red and white heart-shaped petal with two green leaves. Tapestry is probably a sleeve band. Colored wools rotted out in places. Badly browned, stained and soiled.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer