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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 23.5 x 14.5 cm (23.5 x 14.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Fragment. Tapestry ornament, shaped like a rounded triangle, applied on undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Tapestry wefts of red, pink, yellow, light green and blue wool and undyed linen produce a pattern of human heads in three-quarter view alternating with birds in rows separated by bands of diamonds, crosses and cubes. Linen browned; holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer