Fragment of tapestry
Object Place: Egypt
15.8 x 13.5 cm (6 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Very loose, tabby-woven, yellow-ochre ground with inwoven tapestry band; wefts of neutral yellow, ivory and blue silk and pinkish gold yarn. Central band shows affronted pairs of birds separated by single trees. Bordered by narrower blue bands showing kufic characters. Holes; ragged. Gold discolored and worn.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund