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Textile Fragment with Tree

Date:
6th-7th century
Geography:
Made in Possibly Egypt
Medium:
Tapestry weave in polychrome wool and undyed linen on plain-weave ground of undyed linen
Dimensions:
34 1/4 x 24 7/16 in. (87 x 62 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Musée du Louvre, Département des Antiquités Égyptiennes, Paris (AF 12137)
  • Description

    Trees like this stylized pomegranate with its red fruit appeared widely in domestic interiors on tapestries used as wall hangings and across openings. Perhaps meant as allusions to gardens, they may also be read as images of a heavenly paradise, as the pomegranate was a symbol of immortality.

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