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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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts