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Fragment

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


Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 10 cm (5 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.256

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design is divided into two horizontal areas, in each is a figure half-kneeling towards a floating figure (an angel?). Probably part of a sleeve band; woven in red, green, yellow and dark brown wool and natural-colored linen. The right side of the fragment is torn; design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection