Fragment of band

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


Overall: 10.5 x 31.5 cm (4 1/8 x 12 3/8 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 light blue wool; design consists of human figures surrounded by fish and floral motifs; woven with red, brown, green, orange and dark brown wool and natural-colored linen, framed by a border of red wool with candelabra plant motifs and designs of small squares and discs woven with natural-colored linen and orange wool; the band consists of two pieces sewn together; worn and torn; probably part of a shoulder band (clavus).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection