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Fragment of tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 4.5 x 13 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, brocaded

Not On View


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



Fragment of a band. Main warp and weft are in dark blue wool with a secondary brocading weft of thick, undyed linen. Design consists of half a rosette framed by a broad chevron or half a lozenge decorated with S-shaped motifs; probably copied from a design of lozenges with a rosettes in the center. Selvedges are on both sides, probably a sleeve band. Holes; stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer