Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 40.5 x 29 cm (15 15/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.115

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Into a piece of natural-colored linen is a flowering tree, with dark blue, green, pink, and yellow wool. On three sides are groups of leaf-shaped forms woven with the same colors and material. Some of these are detailed with flowers and leaves. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection