Two tapestry fragments

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


Height x width (a): 12.9 x 14.6 cm (5 1/16 x 5 3/4 in.) Height x width (b): 11.5 x 18.5 cm (4 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, tapestry

Not On View


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



Pattern of tapestry weaving, woven into a piece of natural-colored linen; stripes of light brown wool frame an area with medallions that contain tree-like motifs in the center flanked by leaves or petals; pairs of leaves alternate with the central medallions, woven in red, pink, green, yellow, dark and light blue and orange wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection