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Tapestry fragment

Warp: blue linen. Design: interlacing bands of neutral yellow silk outlined with black silk enclosing conventionalized flower woven with reddish orange silk, on a blue linen ground.

Credit Line

Gift of H. A. Elsberg

Egyptian (Arabic), 11th–12th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts