Fragment of a garment
8th-9th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 40 x 26.4 cm (15 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool and linen, tapestry
Not On View
Ground of light brown wool with a tapestry band woven with red, blue-green, yellow, blue & brown wool and natural-colored linen. At the top is a narrow hem sewed with grey-green wool. Design in the band consists of connected medallions enclosing birds on a red ground, alternating with medallions with rosettes surrounded by small discs; a narrow border frames the band.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes