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Tapestry fragment

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Warp of light neutral linen; weft of light neutral linen and pinkish red wool (both left spun). Design: roundels framed by vines forming lozenge-shaped compartments woven with linen on a pinkish red ground. Resembles silks found at Akhmin. Torn and stained. Ripped from 85.638. See note.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Overall: 15 x 6.5 cm (5 7/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen, silk and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts