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Textile fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Sassanian Dynasty or Early Islamic
7th-8th century A.D.


Object Place: Mesopotamia (?)

Dimensions

Height x width: 20.5 x 13 cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.39

Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of brown wool; on a rectangular fragment is a design of a ram with patterened ribbons flying from its collar; ground is in light brown; the ram is in cream, green and brown wool; a plain border with remains of quatrefoil motifs frame the design. Similar to 34.120.

Provenance

Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, October 16, 1937.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes