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


Height x width (tapestry square): 16.5 x 18 cm (6 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.) Height x width (as mounted): 26 x 25.5 cm (10 1/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View


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



Made of several tapestry fragments. In the center is a rectangular medallion enclosing a red flower flanked by two pink floral motifs. Surrounding the medallion are flowers and birds (?), woven with pink yellow, dark and light brown, and red wool; framed by two borders, one is in dark brown wool with small discs and the other is in plain red wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection