Tapestry fragments

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


Overall (a): 14 x 6.5 cm (5 1/2 x 2 9/16 in.) Height x width (b): 30 x 5 cm (11 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.) Height x width (c): 8 x 3 cm (3 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, tapestry

Not On View


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



Ground dark blue; design dark red, yellow, green and white; pieces of borders sewed onto heavy linen woven like canvas. Importation 204.
07.462a: An L-shaped tapestry that shows the design of a bird, geometric motifs, a medallion enclosing a bust, a fish and a tree.
07.462b: fragment of a band (probably a clavus) with a tree, a fish (?), two birds flanking a tree, animals, circular and rectangular motifs.
07.462c: fragment of a band with the design of a head and a tree, very fragile.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection