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Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century


Overall (a): 21 x 25 cm (8 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.) Overall (b): 8.5 x 7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Linen warp; red wool ground; design in yellow, dark brown, light and dark green, blue and red wool and natural-colored linen.
(a): Design of the central motif shows an eight pointed motif enclosing four animals and plants; two smaller units of the same shape frame the upper corners and two partial units frame the lower corners; the border of the fragment is in plain brown wool. Importation 204
(b): Fragment shows part of a similar unit with an animal and a leaf surrounding part of a medallion.
Importation 204.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection