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Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 23.5 cm (3 15/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

10.141

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Wide band of white linen, edged with narrow stripes of dark blue wool through which run vines woven with white linen. In the middle of the linen band are four heart-shaped leaves of pink and red wool, and two oval composite forms of orange yellow, pink, red, green and blue wool and white linen, one at each end. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection