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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 21.5 x 29.5 cm (8 7/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Fragment. Part of a tapestry ornament, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Polychrome wool and undyed linen wefts. Part of a roundel on a red ground. Remains of a representation of a human figure in one corner outside the roundel, stars, heart-shaped petals and half rosette, in red, light and dark green and yellow wool and undyed linen. Triple border on roundel, pattern indistinct. Most of the wool rotted out. Holes, stains; ragged edges. Design similar to 55.1045.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer