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Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Overall: 25 x 27 cm (9 13/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1438

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Circular medallion made of several pieces and sewn onto a white woollen fragment. In the center is a human head flanked by two animals; above the head is a candelabra-like motif. The border encloses heart-shaped petals. The ground colors of the main area and the border are woven respectively with red and green wool, and the design is worven with red, light and dark brown, green and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Stained.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection