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


Height x width: 16.5 x 11.5 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Red woolen cloth, in which are two borders of tapestry weaving. The wider one has a red ground, at the bottom is a heart-shaped leaf with a pink and red center surrounded by light green, and with yellow veins and yellow and dark blue margins; above the leaf is a close design of stems enclosing pink and red buds and dark blue and white crosses. On each edge are yellow and blue borders. The narrower band has a dark blue ground; the design consists of blue and yellow circles enclosing a red disk with a fish on it. Between the medallions are tent-like and other indistinct forms. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection