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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 9 x 11.5 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Round medllion with traces of original tabby-woven ground into which it was woven. Design consists of a lonzenge motif in the center surrounded by a linear frame with projecting branch motifs (?). The border consists of scroll motifs each enclosing a head of an animal. Red, neutral yellow and brown wool and undyed linen weft. A projecting area on one side of the medallion shows that it was the end part of a band (probably a shoulder band ). Stains, holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer