Shoulder bands

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 51 cm (1 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.706

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry, dovetailed, soumak

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Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

The garment was of white wool, into it a band is woven, with white and brownish dark blue wool. The design consists of animals, plant forms and rectangular areas that enclose conventional trees. On each end are oval pendants enclosing animals. Very similar to 15.657, probably belongs to the same garment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection