Fragment with a rectangular tapestry panel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–10th century A.D.


Overall: 15 x 16.3 cm (5 7/8 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, dovetailed

Not On View


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



Neutral yellow wool with a rectangular medallion with motifs woven with brown wool and light neutral linen. The design consists of a a central rectangular motif that encloses a human figure surrounded by birds (?). Surrounding this area are motifs of fish alternating with birds and an unidentifiable motif that resembles the Chi-Rho motif (?), or it may represent an angel (?)

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly