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Fragment of a band

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


Overall: 7.5 x 21.2 cm (2 15/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Woven into a piece of a white woolen cloth is a band of dark brown ground with a design of squares alternating with circles; the former enclose lozenges and the latter enclose rosettes; the band is framed with a plain border of light orange wool and the design is woven with dark brown, light orange, yellow and green wool. Prabably a sleeve band; similar to 15.674.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection