Fragment with a tapestry roundel

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.5 x 10.5 cm (5 5/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1084

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment. Oval tapestry ornament applied on undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Pattern, rendered with red, blue, yellow or green wool and undyed linen wefts, shows a pair of affronted leaping hares (?) flanking a tree that stems from a lotus-like motif. Stained; linen browned; holes. Some wools have rotted out. Tapestry similar to 55.1087.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer