Fragment of a tunic

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Height x width: 32 x 31.5 cm (12 5/8 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



White woolen ground in which are woven two wide bands with a design of pairs of dancers, oval-shaped branches enclosing pairs of affronted birds and a roundel enclosing a human bust; the two bands are framed by festooned motifs; the designs are woven with dark brown wool. Probably a fragment of a tunic with two shoulder bands (clavi).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection