Tapestry band

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


Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 24.5 cm (5 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.127

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 ground with designs woven in brown wool. The design consists of three medallions connected by squares. A Nude female figure stands in each of two medallions and a nude male is in the third. In the squares are small ducks or birds woven in light brown. Leaves fill the intervening spaces. On each side are plain bands edged with diamonds and squares. The design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection