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Irregularly shaped fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 16 x 42 cm (6 5/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; compound woven

Not On View


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



Draw-loom woven with woolen yarns; compound weft twill. Pattern, in beige and dark tan, same in reverse tones on back. Shows part of a row of three tangent roundels, with pearl borders, each containing a long-legged bird facing in alternating directions; smaller roundels with pearl borders, each containing a crescent, at points of tangency. Soiled, holes, ragged.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund