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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 11 x 10.3 cm (4 5/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Irregularly shaped piece. Red ground with parts of two diagonal bands forming a triangular motif and containing geomentric motifs; design is woven in red, yellow, orange, green and blue wool and undyed linen weft. The border of the diagonal bands contains small disc motifs. Broken, frayed and stained. Probably part of 55.1077.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer