Fragment of a shoulder band

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


Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 29.5 cm (2 9/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.2020

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of yellow wool; design consists of connected floral and fruit motifs with branches and a roundel in the center of the band, woven with red, green, dark brown and white wool; a shoulder band (clavus); design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmim.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund