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Fragment of undyed linen tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 11.5 x 22.5 cm (4 1/2 x 8 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 tapestry band woven with polychrome wool on undyed linen ground: the frame consists of narrow bands of dark blue on each side decorated with rectangular spots of linen and orange wool; the main area of the band shows leaf-like or petal motifs that contain tree designs woven aternately with yellowish green and pinkish red  the leaf-like motifs are woven alternately in red and green, separated by pairs of pinkish red and orange rectangles. A few holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer