Textile Fragment: A Hare
Arts of the Islamic World
This medallion contains a hare ready to leap from the wide tan leaves that surround it. The technical and stylistic traits of this fragment—including tapestry-weave technique and the medallion motif—relate it especially to Coptic textiles. The palette of olive green, brown, and blue on undyed linen, however, suggests Islamic origin. The fragment’s large size and weight indicate it was a wall or floor covering.
Wool and linen wefts, linen warps, tapestry-woven
18 x 11in. (45.7 x 27.9cm)
Frame: 2 x 23 1/16 x 17 in. (5.1 x 58.5 x 43.2 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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Textile Fragment: A Hare, 868-905. Wool and linen wefts, linen warps, tapestry-woven, 18 x 11in. (45.7 x 27.9cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.97. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.97_PS1.jpg)
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