Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 33 x 35.5 cm (13 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

07.266

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Medallion, Linen warp; 10 threads to a centimeter; weft linen and red, green yellow and blue wool. Design shows a central roundel enclosing a bust of haloed Ffemale figure carrying a basket. Surrounding the roundel are plants and four jars; the border encloses fish. The female bust probably represents Ge, the goddess of earth.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund