Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 10 1/16 x 4 1/8 in. (25.5 x 10.5 cm)

Accession Number

10.132

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Pinkish red woolen ground in which are woven circles enclosing human figures framed by arches (?). Triangular motifs bracket the areas between the circles, sewn onto a linen fabric. The design is of green, light and dark blue, yellow and red wool, and natural colored linen. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection