Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Overall: 40 x 49 cm (15 3/4 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.432

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

The warp is of deep pink wool; the ground is of the same color, on the sides are cream white bands. Across each end is a band of geometrical ornament, ending in pendants. In the main field are two square medallions enclosing birds. The colors are yellow, white, dark brown, pink and green.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection