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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 14 x 18 cm (5 1/2 x 7 1/16 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 an L-shaped tapestry-woven ornament, sewn to a piece of undyed linen tabby-weave cloth. Tapestry wefts are red, pink, orange, yellow, light and dark green, and violet wools and undyed linen. Pattern of rows of colored triangles with white (linen) centers. Some wools rotted out, others frayed.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer