Fragment of a band

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


Overall: 6.5 x 39.5 cm (2 9/16 x 15 9/16 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; design consists of a row of leaf-shaped forms, each enclosing a plant, and alternating with candelabra-tree motifs; pairs of heart-shaped leaves flank the areas between the leaves and trees; woven with green, yellow and red wool and natural-colored linen; ground of the borders is dark brown with light green geometric motifs and yellow discs. Probably a shoulder band..

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund