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Fragment of a band

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


Overall: 27.5 x 6.3 cm (10 13/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design of two medallions of which one encloses an animal and the other encloses two birds flanking a tree; two half medallions, one on each side of the border are between the full medallions; most of the red weft is worn and the details are identified by natural-colored linen details.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection