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Fragment of a garment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Height x width: 4 x 25.5 cm (1 9/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View


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



Ground: cream cloth with linen warps and silk wefts. Design: tapestry band with a row of cream rabbits with dark brown outlines, separated by yellow angular medallions on a red ground; a floral motif is at the left end. At the top and bottom is a row of cream and dark brown dots forming a narrow border; plain selvedge is at the left. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection