Fragment of a garment
8th-10th century A.D.
Object Place: The Fayoum (?), Egypt
Overall: 8.5 x 32 cm (3 3/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool and linen, tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; weft of wool; design consists of two birds (ostriches ) alternating with two quadrupeds, each enclosed in a trapezoid; woven with red, green, brown, purple and blue wool, framed by a serranated bord. Probably a shoulder band; found in Fayoum.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes