Fragment of undyed linen tapestry
7th–8th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 10.5 x 15 cm (4 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Fragment of undyed linen, with remains of tapestry band woven with polychrome wool; wool largely destroyed, showing linen ground, and warps in groups of twos. Remains of dark brown, orange, green and red wool. Design consists of ovals (leaf motifs ), flat at one end and pointed at the other, and more or less rectangular figures. Probably once a part of 55.1024. Ragged.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer