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Fragment of a tapestry border

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


Height x width: 12 x 30.5 cm (4 3/4 x 12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



The ground is deep pink wool; design is woven with dark and light blue, yellow, pink, green and white wool and natural-colored linen; the borders are woven with two shades of blue wool; design of a sleeping human figure (?), animals and fish (?). Two human figureres gesturing towards each other are in the lower half of the tapestry; probably a fragment of a shoulder band, sewed onto a linen fragment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection