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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Part of a tapestry band, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. The design shows two haloed human figures separated by a narrow border, woven in shades of green, blue, pink and yellow on a red ground. Narrow borders showing small multi-colored rectangles. Much stained; linen browned.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts