Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Overall: 54 x 25.5 cm (21 1/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.412

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Red woolen ground divided into diamonds by curving vines bearing heart-shaped and three-lobed leaves. Each diamond encloses altenately a medallion with an eight-pointed motif and an oval form framed by eight leaves. The design is woven with brown wool. Probably part of a furnishing textile; the design and colors suggest the influence of Byzantine silks.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection