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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th-9th century A.D.


Height x width: 27 x 104 cm (10 5/8 x 40 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Dark orange fragment with a tapestry band of red ground and designs of pairs of human figures with raised hands; nereids on sea creatures (?) and equestrian figures; design is woven with green, yellow, orange and white wool; the two borders of the band enclose crenelated motifs woven with purple wool; an orange and blue fringe is at one end of the fragment. Probably a fragment of a tunic with a shoulder band.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund