Fragment of a tapestry border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 24 cm (2 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.154

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of yellow-brown wool; the design consists of lozenges from which stem branch-like motifs. One of the lozenges encloses a bird motif. Unidentifiable details inside the others are woven in red wool The main area of these designs is framed by a dark brown bands.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection