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Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 15 cm (5 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.2026

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp and ground of natural-colored linen, design of red, pink, dark blue, light and dark green, consists of a leaf-shaped motif enclosing a red flower on a stem with two leaves on each side; two round fruit like-motifs (pomegranates ) are in the lower part of the fragment; framed by a border with diagonal stipes alternating with small circular and square motifs; probably part of a shoulder band. From Akhmim.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund