Fragments (one of three)

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


Overall: 24.5 x 34 cm (9 5/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of yellow wool, the design consists of two parallel bands in which are woven roundels alternating with oval-shaped motifs formed by curved lines, both enclosing running animals; a peacock (?) is also inside one of the roundels; woven with dark blue wool on a light yellow woolen ground.. The bands are framed by a linear interlaced motif and bordered on one side with a plain dark blue weave; and the area between them is in yellow wool. Probably a fragment of a tunic.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection