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Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 10 x 26 cm (3 15/16 x 10 1/4 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, with a design of two male figures standing with crossed legs and a running lion (?), woven with white brownish wool; the border consists of a row of lozenges and the right side is bordered with a band of red wool. Probably a sleeve band with part of a Dionysiac scene.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection