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Fragment of a border

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


Height x width: 9.1 x 13.5 cm (3 9/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp and weft of wool; the design of a human figure with a raised arm and an animal form is woven with white and green wool on a dark brown ground and framed by a border of disconnected lozenges on one side is a red band. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection