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Fragment of border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Height x width: 10.7 x 36 cm (4 3/16 x 14 3/16 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 with a design of ovals of red wool faded to yellow and pink, with pyramid forms of brown wool at both ends of the ovals  each oval contains a stylized motif with eight projecting areas, probably a variation of the eight-pointed star motif, the framing areas are yellow with oval forms of red (faded to yellow) and green conneced by a brown line. Pieced.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection