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Tapestry fragment

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White linen, into which are woven two flower buds and a border of pink and green bands enclosing two rows of disconnected leaf forms and a row of eye-like motifs (?) in the middle. The design is woven with pink, yellow, light green and dark blue wool. Probably a fragment of a shawl.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst

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


Height x width: 20.2 x 34.8 cm (7 15/16 x 13 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts