Fragment of shoulder-band

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


Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 49.5 cm (4 5/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

96.248

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

Warp of linen, ground of red wool, the ground of border bands of dark blue wool; the design in the the band of pairs of standing figures, a single standing female, and three horsemen; the female figure raises her two hands, the right holding a flower; the border bands enclose connected floral motifs; in light and dark blue, green, red and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection