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Fragment of borders

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


Height x width (tapestry band): 15 x 36 cm (5 7/8 x 14 3/16 in.) Height x width (as mounted): 24.5 x 45.5 cm (9 5/8 x 17 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



Made of four pieces. The principal band has a dark red ground and a design of two plant motifs each with a two curved branches framing two birds and two sea creatures. This is surrounded by fragments of three narrow borders, woven with red, green, blue, brown, yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Sewn onto a natural-colored linen piece.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection