Fragment of a garment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


Overall: 11 x 14.5 cm (4 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Woven into natural colored linen is a design of wool that shows a narrow section with a running vine and a yellow rabbit on a diagonal blue band; an animal and a bird (?), both outlined in blue, are on a red ground and floral motifs in yellow and pink on a blue ground are in the centre.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection