Tapestry fragment

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


Overall: 9.5 x 12 cm (3 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of natural-colored linen; ground of deep pink wool. The design consists of a band enclosing two lotus-like plants connected by other floral motifs; framed by two borders enclosing geometric forms; a head and foreleg of a horse show at one side, woven with red, green, yellow and brown wool and natural-colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection