Fragment of a border

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


Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 48 cm (3 1/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.734

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Dark brown ground, stained. The design consists of four human figures and part of a fifth, each raising one arm, and a running animal (hare?) in the middle of the band; woven with brownish white, and small areas of green and red wool, framed by a border of lozenges. On one side are fragments of a red band. Probably a shoulder band with figures from a Dionysiac scene.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection