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Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Overall: 39 x 22 cm (15 3/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.769

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Dark blue woolen ground; the design consists of curving branches with arrow-shaped leaves which form ogees, in which are red medallions, each enclosing a cross with tree-like motifs. Design and colors suggest the influence of Byzantine silk. .

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection