Fragments of a tunic

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


Overall (a): 23 x 67 cm (9 1/16 x 26 3/8 in.) Overall (b): 28.2 x 14.5 cm (11 1/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



White woolen ground. Two fragments of a tunic, one shows a shoulder band (01.5894a) and the other shows a fragment of a roundel (01.5894b). On the shoulder band is a mounted hunter killing an animal; a spotted animal (a panther ) is above the horseman; the fragment of the roundel shows a mounted hunter raising a sword (?) and an animal in the lower half of the roundel. Both hunters are surrounded by branches. The main border has a design of lower budes framed by L-sheped motifs. The colors are red, light and dark green, yellow and brown wool. The ground of the main border is of natural colored linen. Sewed to the neck is a piece of salmon pink tapestry.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection