Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 10 7/16 x 4 5/16 in. (26.5 x 11 cm)

Accession Number

04.2022

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of red wool, with a design of rosettes formed by circular motifs from which stem five leaves; disconnected leaves frame the rosettes; design is woven with natural-colored linen. From Akhmim.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund