Shoulder band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Overall: 9.3 x 40 cm (3 11/16 x 15 3/4 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, the ground is of red wool. The design of three men on rampant horses and a haloed man holding a spade-like object is woven with green, yellow, brown and red wool and natural colored linen. These forms are enclosed by two borders, one consists of blocks and the other of undulatating stems bearing heart-shaped leaves. Sewed onto a piece of heavy linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection