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


Height x width: 9.2 x 9.7 cm (3 5/8 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of greenish-yellow wool; design of a candelabra tree motif flanked by two affronted birds at the top and two affronted animals in the lower half of the medallion, woven with dark blue, green and red wool and natural-colored linen; the ground of the border is red wool with small crosses woven with light green wool and natural-colored linen; framed by a narrow plain border of dark brown wool. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection