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Fragment of undyed linen tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 15 cm (4 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1023

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer