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Fragment of tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 14.8 x 12.5 cm (5 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1082

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Two fragmentary tapestry ornaments applied to an undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Remains of a rectangular fragment show two circles in the center and two heads in three-quarter views, two birds (?), and remains of two eight-pointed units (?) on a red ground. The other fragment is a band that shows a scrolled branch on a red ground. Design is in yellow, brown and red wool and natural-colored linen. Colored wool wefts have rotted out; eccentric undyed linen wefts remain. Linen browned; holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer