Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 20.5 x 12 cm (8 1/16 x 4 3/4 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 red wool; an oval-shaped motif formed by branches and plants encloses a medallion with a circle surrounded by four baskets; a four-lobed motif brackets each of the four corners of the band; a brown border frames two sides of the band; design is woven with red, green, yellow, dark and light brown wool and natural-colored linen; parts of the weft are torn. Probably a fragment of a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection