Fragment of a garment

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


Height x width: 34 x 28 cm (13 3/8 x 11 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, weft of natural-colored linen and wool. A curved neck, and straight band with designs woven with dark blue, yellow, red and green wool, and natural-colored linen; the design of the neck piece is arranged in stripes which consist of an area that shows baskets and trees and another that shows discs and trees. The band extending from the neck area shows similar motifs of trees alternating with discs. These pieces are sewed on to a piece of red woolen cloth.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection