Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 46 cm (5 1/2 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.154

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Ground of deep pink wool, in which is an all over outlined design of branches forming oval and lozenge-shaped motifs, each encloses alternately a bird (peacock ) and a candelabra-like tree that stems from a vase (?); of natural-colored linen. Color and design suggest an imitation of Byzantine silk. Similar to 96.324.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection