Fragment of undyed linen tapestry
7th–8th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 11.5 x 22.5 cm (4 1/2 x 8 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
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.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer