Fragment of undyed linen tapestry
7th–8th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 9.5 x 21 cm (3 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Fragment of undyed linen, remains of tapestry band woven with polychrome wool; wool considerably destoyed, showing warps in pairs. Remains of pink, yellow, brown and a little blue, and green wool. Design consists of stylized tree or leaf forms(?) between bands of red. Heavier linen threads form stripes in linen cloth parallel to tapestry band.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer