Fragment of the neck of a garment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 24 x 20.7 cm (9 7/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Deep violet wool ground, in which are woven sections of two circles of which one encloses two addorsed animals and the other a human figure. The design is of pink, red, dark blue and light and dark green wool and natural colored linen. On one side is a red border. Mounted on a piece of heavy linen. Design shows Byzantine influence. Very similar to 10.151.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection