Tapestry band

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 18 x 58 cm (7 1/16 x 22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.714

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, into which is woven with light and dark green, pink, red, dark blue, and yellow wool a row of five birds that alternate with floral motifs and flanked by heart-shaped petals.

Provenance

Price asked $30.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection