Fragment of band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Height x width: 15.3 x 21 cm (6 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of red wool; the design of two medallions each enclosing a bust of a female figure holding a cornucopia (?) with flowers, probably a personification; the borders enclose fishes, and a crocodile (?) in the right side border, of dark blue wool, orange, dark and light green, yellow and brown wool, and natural colored linen; torn in the middle. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection