Cuff of a garment

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


Height x width: 17.5 x 27 cm (6 7/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



The warp is of white wool. The design consists of two parallel areas; on each is a putto carrying a bird, flanked by animals (?) and plants. The borders and the stripe between the two parallel areas enclose geometric motifs; the ground is in red wool and the motifs are in dark blue, yellow, green, white, red and brown wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection