Tapestry bands

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D. (?)


Overall: 11 x 23 cm (4 5/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Light cream colored wool with a design woven with dark brown wool. Design consists of two parallel bands, each showing stylized forms of five human figures, raising their right hands, probably respresenting dancers. The shape of the double bands and the parallel lines framing the figures suggests that this is a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly