Fragment of a garment, probably a sleeve band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 13 x 26 cm (5 1/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Yellow wool with two parallel bands woven in brown wool. The designs inside each band consist of squares alternating with octagons. Each band ends with a cross on each side. Yellow wool and neutral-colored linen are used to define the details achieved by a flying shuttle. The frame of each band consists of loop-like repeated motifs.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly