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 fragment

Start collecting

Warp of natural-colored linen; ground of deep pink wool. The design consists of a band enclosing two lotus-like plants connected by other floral motifs; framed by two borders enclosing geometric forms; a head and foreleg of a horse show at one side, woven with red, green, yellow and brown wool...

Show Full Description

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 12 cm (3 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1401

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles