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Tapestry

Egyptian
probably 11th–12th century


Dimensions

21.5 x 24 cm (8 7/16 x 9 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .24 x .215

Accession Number

15.431

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White linen with a wide silk tapestry stripe woven into it, apparently 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 pink, yellow, light blue and black silk and white linen. Much of the black is worn out and the piece is so much patched that it is impossible to trace the pattern exactly. Very like 15.430, probably from the same piece.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection