Two tapestry fragments

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


Dimensions

Height x width (a): 10 x 37.5 cm (3 15/16 x 14 3/4 in.) Height x width (b): 11 x 21 cm (4 5/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.293a-b

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of wool; ground of red wool; design in light and dark blue, pink, yellow and green wool and natural-colored linen.
(a): Design shows four leaf-like motifs connected by a branch (?); an oval-shaped motif and a stripe in the middle of each of the four units divides it into two areas woven in different colors. Individual scrolled motifs flank the central design. Design shows Byzantine influence.
(b): Design is similar to (a), but shows two leaf-like motifs.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection