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Fragment of a hanging (?)

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


Overall: 46 x 67 cm (18 1/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp and weft of wool; two broad bands with a brownish purple ground, each framed by narrower bands with designs of vases from which stem candelabra plant motifs enclosing trees, birds and fish (?), woven with dark blue and red wool on a white woolen ground; plain salmon-colored bands separate the two broader bands and frame the narrower ones.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection