Textile fragment

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

Object Place: Iran, Iraq, or eastern Mediterranean


Height x width: 16.4 x 9.5 cm (6 7/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton tapestry weave

Not On View


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



Ribbed brown wool cloth; mostly cut away. Design: motif from tapestry band, such as in 37.380, of pink, deep blue and yellow wool and cream cotton. In center, a cream lozenge within a pink lozenge, placed on a larger rectangle (9.5 x 5.5 cm.) of blue. Edged on four sides with narrow yellow stripe. In the four corners of the rectangle are cream birds, the upper two affronted, the lower two addorsed. At left and bottom is needle-weaving border (2.3 to 2.8 cm. wide) of cream on pink, in conventional floral motif. In lower corner is square medallion of cream on blue. See note on 34.120.


Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, May 5, 1937

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes