Fragments of tapestry borders

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


19.8 x 94 cm (7 13/16 x 37 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground red wool; design consists of two haloed figures, each standing next to a tree between three roundels; the area with the haloed figure on the right is torn. The roundels enclose geometric and stylized floral motifs; woven with natural colored line and blue, green, purple, red and yellow wool. .

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection