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Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 9 x 26.5 cm (3 9/16 x 10 7/16 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 linen; ground of natural-colored linen; the design consists of plant forms including leaf-shaped motifs, pairs of plants and candelabra-shaped trees; woven with dark blue, red and yellow wool and natural-colored linen; the ground of the borders is of red wool with branches and dots woven with natural-colored linen; probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection