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Tapestry fragment

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


Overall: 17.5 x 21 cm (6 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

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; a band with a semi-circular area of brownish purple wool on which is a design of a tree-like motif flanked by two human figures woven with white wool. Next to this area are trees inhabited by birds; a heavy fringe in brownish purple wool is on one side; torn and with holes.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection