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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 22 x 8.5 cm (8 11/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, brocaded

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. Tapestry wefts of red, neutral yellow and blue wool and undyed linen. Chevrons or half-lozenges and red triangles or half-rosettes. Scrap of red, blue, and white brocade sewn along one side. Stains, breaks, holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer