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Two border fragments

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

Object Place: Egypt


Overall (a): 18 x 4 cm (7 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.) Overall (b): 52.5 x 4 cm (20 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; weft of wool; design woven with red, green, orange and dark blue wool and natural-colored linen; design consists of a row of triangular motifs with discs between them and a candelabra-like plant (?) stemming from each; a border on one side encloses disconnected heart-shaped leaves.


Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)From Akhmin

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund