Fragment of a garment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.


Height x width: 43 x 43 cm (16 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragment of a linen tunic into which is woven a shoulder band with a design of animals, floating putti and a vase on a red woolen ground; the woolen design and the red ground have almost entirely disappeared and the remaining parts are in linen. A similar band is sewn to the neck of the garment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection