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Fragment of border

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


Overall: 20 x 32 cm (7 7/8 x 12 5/8 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 red wool, the design consists of a central roundel that encloses two animals flanking a tree. At each side of the roundel are floral motifs and a human figure holding an elongated object; a narrow band that encloses disconnected discs divides the area flanking the central roundel. The border consists of connected lotus-like motifs. Design is woven with dark and light blue, green, yellow and red wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence. Possibly from the same garment as 96.130a-b.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection