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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 19.5 x 11 cm (7 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Dark red ground on which is a design of two diagonal bands that converge at the top and enclose half of an oblong-shaped motif framing floral forms; the two diagonal bands enclose leaf-like motifs. On the left is a segment of a roundel with octangonal motifs, of red, blue, light and dark green and yellow. The design is probably a segment of a type of composition that consists lozenge-like motifs and medallions. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection