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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 13.5 x 9.5 cm (5 5/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragment. Red wool tabby weave cloth with parts of three narrow tapestry-woven stripes; wefts in the stripes are yellow, green, dark brown, red wool, and undyed linen. The design in the stripes consists of branch-like motifs and the frames contain wave designs. Large hole in one stripe.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer