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Fragment of a border

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


Height x width (tapestry square): 14.5 x 11 cm (5 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool and linen

Not On View


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



The border is made of more than one piece; the design is divided into three bands; a roundel flanked by two four-petal motifs is in the center and tree-like motifs are in each of the two other bands. Two of the four pieced borders enclose candelabra like motifs; the ground is in red wool and the design is in red, yellow, green and and dark brown wool and natural-colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection