Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 37 x 36.5 cm (14 9/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.439

Medium or Technique

Wool Tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is woven of neutral yellow wool; on it is a design woven with a brown colored wool. The middle of the lower part of the design shows a rectangular area with two pendants flanked by a medallion enclosing a duck or a bird on each side. A human figure is in the middle between the two pendants. Flanking the rectangular area and above it are six rows of hunters alternating with lions and hares. Each figure raises its right open hand. Repeated bird motifs frame the upper part of the fragment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection