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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th-9th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 20 x 13 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/8 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 rectangular tapestry ornament, on undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Red wool and undyed linen wefts; design consists of connected square motifs forming diagonal bands that were probably parts of a lozenge; a small cross is in each of the squares; the border is of plain brown wool. Holes, stains; frayed.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer