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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Two pieces of tapestry ornament applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Design shows a branch motif in one band and indistinct floral (?) motifs in the other; ground in red wool, design in brown, green, and yellow wool and undyed linen wefts. Wools rotted out in places. Holes; stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

55.1041

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles