Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 11 x 7.3 cm (4 5/16 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.122

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Red woolen ground in which crowned (?) human figures are woven with yellow, red, green, and blue wool and natural colored linen. Firgures resemble those in the group of Coptic tapestries with scenes from the Biblical story of Joseph. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection