Fragment of a band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Overall: 17 x 33 cm (6 11/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, Tapestry

Not On View


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



On a dark brownish blue ground, a design is woven with light tan colored wool, which was probably white when it was new. The design consists of connected small and large lozenges; each large lozenge frames a bust; vine branches surround the large lozenges; pairs of human figures with raised arms flank the small lozenges. Each of the small lozenges encloses a cross. Like 15.653 and 15.655

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection