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Irregularly shaped fragment of wool

Egyptian (Coptic) or Eastern Mediterranean
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D. (?)

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 31 x 24 cm (12 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; compound weave

Not On View


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



Draw-loom woven with woolen yarns; compound ½ twill. On a tan ground is the upper right,part of a large roundel with brick-red border.enclosing discs. Inside the roundel is a stylized tree on a central axis; at the right is a red bird partly on tan, and partly on pale green ground. Yellow warps. Soiled, torn, ragged edges.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund