Fragment of a Tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–10th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 42 cm (3 1/8 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.793

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Neutral yellow wool with a band of design consisting of birds and indistinguishable figures woven with dark brown wool. One of the motifs resembles a Chi-Rho. Probably a fragment of a shoulder band (clavus). The border consists of a connected wreath-like motif.

Credit Line

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