Fragment of band

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


Overall: 23 x 38.5 cm (9 1/16 x 15 3/16 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, with a design of a central medallion that encloses two affronted dogs flanking a tree; a bird is in each of the four corners of a rectangular area that surrounds the medallion; the areas flanking the medallion show on each side a human figure, floral motifs and birds; the border of the band consists of lotus-like flowers on both sides of a scrolled branch; of dark and light blue, green, yellow and pink wool and natural-colored linen. Probably a sleeve band.


Purchased by vote of the TrusteesFrom R. Forrer of Strasburg

Credit Line

Everett Fund