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Textile fragment

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

Object Place: Mesopotamia (?)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool

Not On View


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



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.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes