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


Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragments of bands pieced together. The ground color of the middle band is red with three separate leaves each enclosing a trefoil plant motif. Above and below the central band are pieced fragments with birds and lotus-like plants (Nilotic motifs) on a yellow and light brown ground. Two borders frame the whole composition, the inner is in dark brown with discs, and the outer is in plain red. Designs are woven in red, dark and light brown, green and natural-colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection