Fragment of a border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Height x width: 10 x 20 cm (3 15/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



The ground is of neutral yellow wool. The design shows an animal, two birds and a tree form, the border is in plain greenish brown wool framed by v-shaped ornaments in red. Main design is woven with green, light and dark blue, white and pink wool. Torn.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly