Fragments stitched together

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


Height x width: 32 x 33 cm (12 5/8 x 13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Red woolen ground; three attached horizontal bands; on each are flowering plants flanking two crowned and haloed figures. The figure on the upper left holds a cross; that on the middle left carries a horn of abundance and the one in the lower left holds an eagle (Saint John ); the figure in the upper right holds a plant (?) and each of the two figures in the middle and lower right carries a round object (a shield ). The group of figures may represent saints in Paradise. Woven with yellow, green, pink, blue and brown wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection