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Part of the neck of a garment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
9th–10th century A.D. (?)


Height x width: 22 x 62.5 cm (8 11/16 x 24 5/8 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 cloth stained to deep yellow in places; the vertical and horizontal bands are dark brown wool with rows of forms that resemble bowknots, possibly stylized forms of running animals, woven with white linen; on the edges are rows of slanting white stitches and occasional threads of red, blue, green and yellow wool. Parts of the red wool show looped weft. On one edge of the border of the neck are pendant disks.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection