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Tapestry fragment

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Red woolen ground in which crowned (?) human figures are woven with yellow, red, green, and blue wool and natural colored linen. Firgures resemble those in the group of Coptic tapestries with scenes from the Biblical story of Joseph. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–8th century


Height x width: 11 x 7.3 cm (4 5/16 x 2 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts