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Fragment of undyed linen tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 10.5 x 15 cm (4 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragment of undyed linen, with remains of tapestry band woven with polychrome wool; wool largely destroyed, showing linen ground, and warps in groups of twos. Remains of dark brown, orange, green and red wool. Design consists of ovals (leaf motifs ), flat at one end and pointed at the other, and more or less rectangular figures. Probably once a part of 55.1024. Ragged.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer