Tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th-7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 67 cm (3 3/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.5834

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp and ground of linen; design of brownish violet wool. Design shows a row of connected circles, each enclosing a circular motif framing alternately animals and trees. The animals inside the circles are hares and panthers. Probably a shoulder band (clavus)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection