Fragment of a tunic

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


Height x width: 21 x 69 cm (8 1/4 x 27 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A deep yellow woolen frgment onto which are sewn a shoulder band (clavus) with a design of a haloed female figure and candelabra plants; framed by a border enclosing heart-shaped motifs and a piece of a brocaded weaving with a design of triangles and diamonds below the neck opening; a plain piece of the same deep yellow color is sewn onto the lower part of the fragment. .

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Lindon Smith