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Fragment of a band

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


Overall: 14 x 26.5 cm (5 1/2 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View


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



On the dark brownish blue ground is a design woven with light tan colored wool, which was probably white when it was new. design 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 15.654

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection