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Fragment of a tapestry band

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


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 15 cm (3 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.791

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Band with a design woven with dark brown wool, on a yellow wool ground. The design consists of a row of seven stylized human figures raising their right hands, probably representing dancers. The border consists of a connected wreath-like ornament.

Credit Line

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