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Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 10.2 x 14 cm (4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.88

Medium or Technique

Wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Leaf-shaped medallion that frames a floral motif with two leaves from which stem branches with leaves and four pomegranate-like fruits. The ground is browish blue and the design is woven with yellow, green and light brown; a dark red band encloses the leaf motif. Like 11.87. Design shows Sassanian influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection