Fragments of borders

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


Height x width (a): 53.2 x 8.3 cm (20 15/16 x 3 1/4 in.) Height x width (b): 36.8 x 10 cm (14 1/2 x 3 15/16 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 pinkish red wool covered with white lines enclosing hexagon-shaped units; branches which end with star-like motifs, stem from both sides of the white lines; woven with red and blue wool and natural-colored linen. One piece is partly outlined with greenish blue and white bands (96.269b) and the other (96.269a) shows remains of a greenish blue border.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection