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Tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
9th–11th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 31 cm (8 1/4 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1441

Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

A rectangular tapestry formed by five connected narrow strips. On each strip is a row of three busts with large haloes alternating with candelabra-like ornaments and floral motifs. Woven with dark and light blue, red, yellow, and light green wool. On three sides are plain red borders.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection