Fragment with a tapestry band

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


Length x width: 137 × 51.2 cm (53 15/16 × 20 3/16 in.) ; legacy size: 137 x 49 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



White linen ground into which is woven a tapestry band with a design of male figures with raised arms, small roundels and animals including peacocks (?) and hares; a border enclosting connected heart-shaped motifs frames the two sides of the band. The design is woven with red, blue, yellow, white and green wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection