Tapestry fragments

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th-8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 67.5 x 47 cm (26 9/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

96.324

Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool and linen

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Ground of red wool, warp of linen; an all over outlined design of branches forming oval and lozenge-shaped motifs, each encloses alternately a bird (peacock ) and a candelabra-like motif that stems from a vase (?); of natural colored linen; sewed into a fragment of natural-colored linen fabric. Color and design suggest an imitation of Byzantine silk. Probably part of a furnishing textile; Similar to 10.154.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection