Fragment with a tapestry band

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


Overall: 19.5 x 24.5 cm (7 11/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Natural colored linen into which is woven a tapestry band with two stripes showing designs of candelabra-like tree motifs alternating with animals, woven in orange, blue, yellow and green on a reddish pink ground. Design and reddish ground woven in wool. Probably a fragment of a sleeve (?)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection