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Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 19.7 x 6.2 cm (7 3/4 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.255

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of dark blue wool, the design consists of five-lobed forms that grow from the edges toward the middle and plant-like motifs in the center; woven with red, green, and yellow wool and natural-colored linen, much torn. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection