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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Part of a tapestry ornament, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Tapestry wefts of red, neutral yellow and blue wool and undyed linen. Chevrons or half-lozenges and red triangles or half-rosettes. Scrap of red, blue, and white brocade sewn along one side. Stains, breaks, holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

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Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, brocaded


Textiles and Fashion Arts