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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 8 x 31 cm (3 1/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Fragment. Tapestry band, curved at one end, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Polychrome wool and undyed linen wefts. Central area shows a row of three disconnected floral motifs and a floating putto extending its arms with an indistinct object. Design is in dark and light green, and brown wool and undyed linen; the outer border is red and green chevrons. The curved end of the tapestry suggests that it may be a fragment of a shoulder band. Holes; breaks, stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer