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Tapestry border

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


Overall: 14 x 30.5 cm (5 1/2 x 12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of deep violet wool; on this are four outlined candelabra tree motifs on each side of a narrow band. The borders enclose scrolled linear branches with candelabra floral motifs; the tree and plant motifs in the band and those in the borders are of natural-colored linen; the ground of the middle band is of natural-colored linen with designs of connected floral motifs and discs in deep violet wool; weft is torn on one end; probably a sleeve band; similar to 96.215.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection