Fragment of a Garment

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


Overall: 27 x 22 cm (10 5/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Light yellowish brown ground; in the middle is a rectangular area that frames two arches under which are jars with tree and floral motifs. A basket and a pair of birds are on each side of this area and five tree motifs with birds (?) are above it, woven with red, green, blue and white wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection