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Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 9 x 11 cm (3 9/16 x 4 5/16 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 natural-colored linen; ground of the main area of deep pink wool; design consists of a tree with a central medallion; and four heart-shaped motifs, two above and two below the tree; design is woven with brown, dark and light green, pink and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. The two borders are of L-shaped motifs woven with dark and light brown wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection