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Three fragments of border

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


Height x width (a): 7.6 x 16.8 cm (3 x 6 5/8 in.) Height x width (b): 6.5 x 7 cm (2 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.) Height x width (c): 7 x 10.2 cm (2 3/4 x 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; ground of the central band of green wool; design of red, yellow, green, and brown wool and natural-colored linen; consists of individual leaves, each inside a lozenge formed by disconnected small square motifs; half leaves border the frames, which enclose scrolled branches woven with yellow wool on a ground of red wool. Three fragments of shoulder or sleeve bands.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection