Fragment of a border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th–century A.D.


Height x width: 10.5 x 27 cm (4 1/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of salmon-pink wool, the design, which shows plant motifs is much worn, of light and dark green, dark blue, brown and yellow wool and natural-colored linen; inner border encloses floral motifs framed by an outer border consisting of small L-shaped connected ornaments, in dark and light green, yellow, blue and pink wool and natural-colored linen. Probably a sleeve band. Pieced.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection