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Fragment of tapestry

Part of a tapestry band, applied to an undyed linen tabby-woven ground. A human bust with a haloed head is in an oval medallion framed by a square in the center of the band; plant motifs (?) on a green area are below the central square. Narrow red borders show fish motifs. Design is woven in...

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Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

55.1081

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles