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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 47 x 17 cm (18 1/2 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Fragment of undyed linen warps with polychrome wool and undyed linen wefts. Fragmentary pattern; floral and leafy forms; two bands of overlapping blue discs and an animal form (?) in the center; a head of human figure at the upper right corner; design is woven with red, orange, blue, green and yellow wool and natural colored linen. Much wool rotted out.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer