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Rectangular fragment of tapestry weaving

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

Object Place: Egypt


26 x 38 cm (10 1/4 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry weaving

Not On View


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



Rectangular fragment, ground of red wool; the deisgn of yellow, blue, red, light and dark green and brown wool shows two medallions in the center, half and parts of medallions at the sides; the central medallions are framed by diagonal bands forming broken lozenges. Each of the central medallions encloses a stylized human figure surrounded by four stylized birds (?); and each of the diagonal bands encloses three stylized birds (?); between the medallions are small crosses; framed by a brown and yellow scroll border.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection