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Fragment of a tapestry border

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


Dimensions

Overall (a): 9.5 x 27 cm (3 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.) Overall (b): 8.5 x 18.5 cm (3 3/8 x 7 5/16 in.) Overall (c): 10 x 31.5 cm (3 15/16 x 12 3/8 in.) Overall (d): 6.5 x 46.5 cm (2 9/16 x 18 5/16 in.) Overall (e): 6 x 15.5 cm (2 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.) Overall (f): 7.5 x 16.5 cm (2 15/16 x 6 1/2 in.) Overall (g): 9 x 19 cm (3 9/16 x 7 1/2 in.) Overall (h): 8 x 24 cm (3 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.) Overall (i): 8 x 23.5 cm (3 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.) Overall (j): 9 x 24 cm (3 9/16 x 9 7/16 in.) Overall (k): 11 x 28 cm (4 5/16 x 11 in.) Overall (l): 11 x 27.5 cm (4 5/16 x 10 13/16 in.) Overall (m): 10.5 x 20.5 cm (4 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.715a-m

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry, eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Each of these eleven tapestries shows a guilloche design of a row of octagonals, each enclosing an animal woven with white and brownish violet wool. Numbers (G), (I), and (J) show at one end a human figure standing under an arch. Each tapestry shows, outside the row of octagonals, a plain brownish violet area on one side and a light-colored or natural-colored area on the other.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection