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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 42.5 x 19 cm (16 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Fragment. Very fragmentary piece of a larger tapestry panel, fine wool wefts on undyed linen warps. Design shows single stylized blossoms contained in diamond-shaped compartments; lavender pattern on brown ground. Only a small amount of the wool remains; most of warps are uncovered. Mounted on undyed linen tabby-woven cloth.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer