Fragment with a square tapestry panel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 13.5 cm (4 15/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.795

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry, dovetailed

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Square of decoration woven with dark brown wool on light neutral wool. The design consists of a rectangular central panel enclosing three standing human figures. The central panel is surrounded by motifs of fish, birds, plants, running animals and an unidentifiable motif that resembles the Chi-Rho (?), or it may represent an angel (?). The right, the upper and the left ends of the fragment show remains of red wool.

Credit Line

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