Fragment of garment

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


Overall: 45 x 68 cm (17 11/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Medallions and shoulder-bands sewed onto a piece of pale yellow woolen fabric; warp of decorations of linen; ground of natural-colored linen and dark blue wool; the design of vines, separate flowers and spots is of dark and light blue, green and brown, yellow and buff wool, and natural-colored linen. Both the medallions and bands are framed by disconnected discs of light green and yellow wool and natural-colored linen on a ground of brown wool. Design shows Byzantine

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection