Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Height x width: 20.2 x 34.8 cm (7 15/16 x 13 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



White linen, into which are woven two flower buds and a border of pink and green bands enclosing two rows of disconnected leaf forms and a row of eye-like motifs (?) in the middle. The design is woven with pink, yellow, light green and dark blue wool. Probably a fragment of a shawl.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst