Garment fragments

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


Overall (a): 9 x 35.5 cm (3 9/16 x 14 in.) Overall (b): 8 x 28 cm (3 1/8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry, with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Yellow wool with a red inwoven band (22.790a: probably a sleeve band). Design consists of a row of connected octagonal motifs, of which some frame single rosettes and others enclose single dots. The design is framed by repeated loop-like motifs. The outlines, in yellow wool, are achieved by a flying shuttle.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly