Tapestry fragment

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


Overall: 35.5 x 30 cm (14 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Red woolen ground in two joined weavings with an overall design that consists of half lozenges formed by bands enclosing animals and joined by circles. The half lozenges on the right frame plants and animals flanking tree-like motifs; and those on the left frame nereids and plants. Woven with red, pink, blue, violet, orange and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Like 15.462.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection