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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 10 x 18 cm (3 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Fragment. Part of a tapestry band with undyed linen warps; wefts of wool in shades of red, yellow, green and blue and undyed linen. Lower portion shows head and one shoulder of a woman wearing a crown and earrings. Scene above is too incomplete to describe. Ornamental borders showing heart-shaped petals framed by L- shaped ornament at the left and right. Half of wools rotted out. Holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer