Fragment of a band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Height x width: 14.5 x 27 cm (5 11/16 x 10 5/8 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 natural-colored linen and design of pink, red, orange, green and blue wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows two medallions in the center, one framing an animal and the other a human figure; diagonal bands extend from each medallion and candelabra-like motifs flank them; a pair of connected leaves are between the two medallions; borders are of dark green and orange triangles on one side and of brown and yellow on the other.

Credit Line

Everett Fund