Tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th-9th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 12.4 x 14 cm (4 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

10.144

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Natural-colored linen warp; the main area of the band has a brown wool ground in which are circles framing flower forms, woven with brownish purple, yellow and orange wool.The borders enclose small square and rectangular motifs woven with yellow and orange wool. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection