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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 27.5 x 10 cm (10 13/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragmentary rectangular tapestry ornament, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Lozenges defined by broken white lines on red ground; in the center of each, a red and white heart-shaped petal with two green leaves. Tapestry is probably a sleeve band. Colored wools rotted out in places. Badly browned, stained and soiled.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer