Four fragments of shoulder-bands

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall (a): 9.5 x 15 cm (3 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.) Overall (b): 3.5 x 12.5 cm (1 3/8 x 4 15/16 in.) Overall (c): 9.5 x 44 cm (3 3/4 x 17 5/16 in.) Overall (d): 9.5 x 35 cm (3 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.239a-d

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

Warp of linen; design in green, red, yellow and dark blue wool and natural-colored linen.
96.239a: Fragment of a roundel that shows a design of a swimming mermaid; ground in green wool. The border consists of connected oval-shaped motifs, probably leaves (?); ground is natural-colored linen.
96.239b: Fragment of a border that shows similar oval motifs
96.239c: Fragment of a clavus that shows a mermaid riding on a fish and holding a wreath in her outstretched hand in a rectangular panel, ground in green wool; and two rows of oval motifs enclosing flowers woven in red, dark blue, green and yellow wool and natural-colored linen.
96.239d: Fragment of a clavus that shows two swimming mermaids in a rectangular panel, ground in green wool, and two rows of oval-shaped motifs enclosing flowers woven in red dark blue, green and yellow wool and natural-colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection