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Tapestry fragment

Warp of linen; ground of dark blue wool, the design consists of five-lobed forms that grow from the edges toward the middle and plant-like motifs in the center; woven with red, green, and yellow wool and natural-colored linen, much torn. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Accession Number

96.255

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles