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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 8 x 17.5 cm (3 1/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragment. Undyed linen tabby weave with two inwoven tapestry stripes. Pattern shows overlapping, shaded, ovoid petals and small green leaves flanking the petals. Tapestry wefts are pink, red, white, yellow-green and yellow wools, and undyed linen. Three of the petals in one of the two stripes are woven in green and yellow green wool; and all the other petals are in pink, red and white. Holes in ground.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer