User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tapestry f ragment

Start collecting

Warp of linen; ground of deep violet, design of light and dark green, red and orange wool and natural-colored linen, shows a row of heart-shaped leaf motifs and candelabra-like branches; each leaf encloses a trefoil motif. (Found in one of the books given to the Museum : "The Christ...

Show Full Description

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Charles G. Loring

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century


Overall: 5.5 x 18 cm (2 3/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts