Fragment of a shoulder band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Overall: 14.5 x 66.5 cm (5 11/16 x 26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Yellow woolen cloth with a broad band of dark blue wool detailed with multiple figures and other forms of yellow. Some of the figures seem to be on chariots (?) or on horses. Details that show a figure standing next to what appears to be a built structure may be a quotation from the story of the Patriach Joseph.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection