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Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 16.5 x 11.5 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15.399

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Red woolen cloth, in which are two borders of tapestry weaving. The wider one has a red ground, at the bottom is a heart-shaped leaf with a pink and red center surrounded by light green, and with yellow veins and yellow and dark blue margins; above the leaf is a close design of stems enclosing pink and red buds and dark blue and white crosses. On each edge are yellow and blue borders. The narrower band has a dark blue ground; the design consists of blue and yellow circles enclosing a red disk with a fish on it. Between the medallions are tent-like and other indistinct forms. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection