Tapestry bands

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 31.5 x 28.5 cm (12 3/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15.426

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

The warp is of white wool. The design consists of two wide green, on which are haloed equestrian figures with one arm raised, each band is framed by two parallel borders enclosing geometric motifs. Woven with red, green, blue, yellow, brown and pink wool and white linen. Design similar to 15.524, probably sleeve bands from the same tunic.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection