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Egyptian (Islamic)
Fatimid (?)
9th–11th century A.D. (?)


Height x width: 18 x 36 cm (7 1/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View


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



White linen warp with a wide silk tapestry stripe woven into it, design consists of a row of hexagons enclosing birds (?) and trees consisting of triangles connected by narrow bars. Some of the hexagons are filled with small triangles. Woven with red, brown and yellow silk and white linen. Much of the brown is worn out and the piece is so much patched that it is difficult to trace the pattern.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection