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Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Height x width (tapestry square): 16 x 15.5 cm (6 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.) Height x width (as mounted): 16.5 x 16.5 cm (6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, tapestry

Not On View


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



Deep golden-brown ground on which are birds, lotus-like flowers and fish (Nilotic motifs) surrounding a bird inside and a plant inside a rectangular medallion. This composition is framed by two borders, the inner is in plain dark brown and the outer in plain red. Pieced. Woven with red, green, light and dark brown and pink wool and natural-colored linen. Pieced. This piece is evidently from the same garment as 11.1425 and 11.1437.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection