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Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 10 x 28.5 cm (3 15/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

04.2025

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 brownish violet wool; with an all-over design of connected diamond motifs, each enclosing a small lozenge, designs are woven with black wool; the border is in red wool with brocaded rosettes in natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5) 1904.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund