Fragment of band

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


Overall: 10.2 x 12.5 cm (4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp, linen; ground of the main area is in red wool, design of green, brown, orange, yellow, yellow and red wool and natural-colored linen shows two undefined animals flanking a tree and four tree motifs; border consists of lotus-like flowers on both sides of an undulating branch on a natural-colored linen ground. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection