Tapestry band

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


Height x width: 49.6 x 7.7 cm (19 1/2 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of blue wool, design of red, yellow and green wool, and natural colored linen. Design consists of pairs of human figures and pairs of animals (dogs ) flanking and facing censer-like motifs with branches and leaves.. In the middle and at the top end of the band are square motifs. Probably a shoulder band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection