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Tapestry band

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


Overall: 24 x 12.5 cm (9 7/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design of red, green, yellow and brown wool and natural-colored linen. Design consists of a roundel with a central circle surrounded by branches and plant motifs; each of the four corners of the band is bracketed by a three-lobed medallion; a border on two sides of the band is in brown wool with tassels extending from one side.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection