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Fragment of a band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th-7th century A.D.


Height x width: 6.5 x 21.5 cm (2 9/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View


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



Ground of dark blue wool; design in a band consists of a row of vases, each holding two branches with leaves; and a human figure with one hand raised; a cross is on one of the vases, probably a fragment of a shoulder band. Design shows Byzantine influence. Like 15.656 and 15.664.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection