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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 26.5 x 27.5 cm (10 7/16 x 10 13/16 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. 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, as is pattern inside roundel. Much wool rotted out. Holes and breaks; stains. Design is similar to 55.1044.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer