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Tapestry fragment

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



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.


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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund