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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 14.8 x 12.5 cm (5 13/16 x 4 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



Two fragmentary tapestry ornaments applied to an undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Remains of a rectangular fragment show two circles in the center and two heads in three-quarter views, two birds (?), and remains of two eight-pointed units (?) on a red ground. The other fragment is a band that shows a scrolled branch on a red ground. Design is in yellow, brown and red wool and natural-colored linen. Colored wool wefts have rotted out; eccentric undyed linen wefts remain. Linen browned; holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer