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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 6.3 x 21.5 cm (2 1/2 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Fragment. Narrow band showing red diamond stepped contours and a black cross in center of each diamond. Along sides, traces of original tabby-woven undyed linen ground into which woolen tapestry wefts were woven, substituting for ground wefts. A few breaks. Linen browned. Probably a sleeve band, similar to 96.304

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer