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Fragment of undyed linen tapestry

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 21 cm (3 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.1025

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, remains of tapestry band woven with polychrome wool; wool considerably destoyed, showing warps in pairs. Remains of pink, yellow, brown and a little blue, and green wool. Design consists of stylized tree or leaf forms(?) between bands of red. Heavier linen threads form stripes in linen cloth parallel to tapestry band.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer