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Two fragments

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


Height x width (a): 45 x 41.5 cm (17 11/16 x 16 5/16 in.) Height x width (b): 38 x 23.5 cm (14 15/16 x 9 1/4 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 red wool; weft of red wool; the ground of the borders and medallions are of dark blue wool; the design of flowers is of light blue, green, red, violet-pink, and yellow wool, and natural-colored linen.
96.127a: An L-shaped band that brackets a leaf motif enclosing a rosette. A pendant that ends with a small medallion is at the end of the horizontal part of the band. The design shows small medallions, each enclosing a hare and a bird and an unidentifiable motif; between the medallions are nereids. The vertical part of the band shows medallions that enclose rosettes, a nereid and a floral or a vine composition.
96.127b: Fragment of the same weaving. Design is similar to 96.127b. Both are probably fragments of a shawl. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection