Fragment of a band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
3rd–4th century A.D.


Overall: 13.5 x 46 cm (5 5/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen; on this is a band of dark brown wool with a bird of straw colored wool and natural-colored linen and a waving stem with alternate vine leaves, outlined with linen. The motif of the vine shows Roman influence. Probably a shoulder band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection