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Textile fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
Probably 11th century ?


Height x width (a): 10.5 x 3 cm (4 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.) Height x width (b): 23.4 x 3 cm (9 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Height x width (c): 13 x 3 cm (5 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk damask

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fragmant of silk found in Egypt. The ground is of blue with a design of squares, circles enclosing single open flowers; a four petal flower, eight-pointed stars and leaves surrounding these motifs;; design is woven with white silk.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection