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Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 8.5 x 14 cm (3 3/8 x 5 1/2 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 a heart-shaped leaf (?) and a basket-like motif with a tree (?), woven with red, light blue, dark brown and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Sewed onto a fragment of yellow woolen fabric shaped like the neck of a garment; design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection