Fragment of a garment, probably a sleeve band

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


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

22.786

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

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