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Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 10.5 x 29.4 cm (4 1/8 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Ground of dark brown wool. The design of one human figure with crossed legs and parts of two others, each raising one arm, and a running animal (lion ), is woven with brownish white wool, framed by a border of lozenges with a red band on one side. Probably a sleeve band with part of a Dionysiac scene.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection