Textile fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 26 cm (4 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

48.1069

Medium or Technique

Wool; compound weave

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Draw loom woven, compound tabby. Two sets of warps, both yellow wool; wefts of red, green and yellow wool. Shows hexagonal compartments containing affronted birds flanking a tree; interspaces show lozenges with small rectangle at each point.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund