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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.
MEDIUM Wool and linen wefts, linen warps, tapestry-woven
DATES 868-905
PERIOD Tulunid Period
DIMENSIONS 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)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 86.227.97
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 86.227.97_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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 <em>Textile Fragment: A Hare</em>, 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)