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Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 6 x 24 cm (2 3/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Ground of brown wool; design of a standing human figure with crossed legs and a raised arm, and the lower part of another human figure with an animal (hare ) between them; woven with white brownish, green and red wool; a border on one side encloses a row of lozenges. Probably a sleeve band with figures and motifs from a Dionysiac scene.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection