Fragment with a tapestry band

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


Overall: 23.5 x 36 cm (9 1/4 x 14 3/16 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; the design shows a central medallion enclosing a human figure dressed in a garment with a cross; flanking the medallion are human figures, animals and birds in stylized forms; four crosses are on the right side of the band and a cross is on the garment of each of the human figures in the upper left and the lower right corners; woven with dark and light blue, yellow, orange, dark green, red and brown wool, and natural-colored linen; sewed onto a fragment of a dark blue woolen fabric.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection