Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 19.3 x 30.8 cm (7 5/8 x 12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

07.459

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of white wool; weft of wool with touches of linen. Woven into a red woollen ground are two bands of bright green ground with designs of fish, animals, plants and human figures, woven in red, yellow, blue and pink wool and natural colored linen. Between the two bands is a narrow stripe with natural-colored linen ground on which are two serpents with heads toward a basket (?) in the middle, in red, blue, pink and yellow wool. The tunic of whis was part was of white wool. The mate of 07.460. Importation 204.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection