Silk band (weft twill)

Egyptian (Coptic) or Syrian
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 24.5 x 4.2 cm (9 5/8 x 1 5/8 in.) Height x width: 10 x 4.2 cm (3 15/16 x 1 5/8 in.) 3.9 x 33.6 cm (1 9/16 x 13 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: .336 x .039

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk (weft twill)

Not On View


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



Ground of brown and design of brown and light grey; two fragments of a band of which one shows part of a circular border enclosing scrolled lotus-like motifs similar to borders framing roundels of a similar style; the other fragment shows a smaller part of the same design.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection