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Tapestry fragment

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


Overall: 39 x 37 cm (15 3/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Red woolen ground with an overall design that consists of a lozenge in the center connected to half lozenges formed by bands enclosing animals and joined by circles. The central lozenge encloses plant and tree motifs and the half lozenges enclose plants, pairs of animals and a pair of nereids. Woven with red, pink, dark and light green, blue, violet, orange and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Like 15.461.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection