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Fragment of undyed linen tapestry

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 9.5 x 21 cm (3 3/4 x 8 1/4 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, 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.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer