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Fragment of tapestry border

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


Height x width: 2 x 6.5 cm (13/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design of brown, green and yellow wool, and natural-colored linen. Design shows a row of three connected motifs of which two are oval and one is diamond shaped, each encloses a small rosette; the small size of the border suggests that it is probably a fragment of a child’s garment. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection