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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Part of a tapestry roundel ornament, applied on undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Pattern, defined by wefts of wool in shades of red, yellow and green and undyed linen, shows a pair of addorsed, mounted riders shooting arrows at gazelles (?). Tapestry very fragmentary; pattern not...

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Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

55.1085

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles