Three fragments of tapestry bands

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


Dimensions

Height x width (a): 8.5 x 31 cm (3 3/8 x 12 3/16 in.) Height x width (b): 9.5 x 28 cm (3 3/4 x 11 in.) Height x width (c): 9.5 x 26.5 cm (3 3/4 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

90.251a-c

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Design in brown wool and ground in brownish yellow wool.

90.251a: Design shows two medallions, one contains a tree and the other contains two fish; between the medallions are standing human figures and fish.
90.251b: Design shows two medallions, one contains an animal and the other two fish; between the medallions are figures similar to those in 90.251a.
90.251c: Design shows a medallion containing two fish; above and below the medallion are figures similar to those in 90.251a and 90.251b.

Credit Line

Source unidentified