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Tapestry fragment

Warp and ground of brownish violet wool; with an all-over design of connected diamond motifs, each enclosing a small lozenge, designs are woven with black wool; the border is in red wool with brocaded rosettes in natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.


Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5) 1904.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th-9th century A.D.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts