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Tapestry fragment

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


Height x width: 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. (8 x 14 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of dark brown wool; design consists of two discs, each encloses an eight-pointed motif; the area between the discs shows two triangular candelabra-like motifs, the ground area inside the discs and the triangular motifs are of red wool. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection