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Fragment of a tunic

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


44 x 117 cm (17 5/16 x 46 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.17 x .44

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Heavy linen tunic onto which are sewn two tapestry shoulder bands (clavi) and a band bordering the neck opening, the motifs in the bands include individual putti inside roundels alternating with standing female figures of which some carry baskets and putti (?); and others are surrounded by putti and animals. The design is woven with green, yellow, brown, orange and red wool and natural colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection