Sleeve band

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


Overall: 14.5 x 26 cm (5 11/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen tapestry

Not On View


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



Woven into a white piece of woolen cloth is a band divided horizontally by a narrow area with a scrolling motif. Each of the upper and lower areas show two lions alternating with candelabra tree motifs; the border consists of geometric motifs. The ground of the main area is pink, and the design is yellow, light brown, green and blue wool and natural-colored linen. Like 11.1414.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection