Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.


Height x width: 6.3 x 16 cm (2 1/2 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragment of a band with a design of animals on both sides of an undulating branch; woven with pale brown linen and neutral violet wool. The border consists of a crenellated design. The plain violet band on the left suggests that this may be a fragment of a sleeve band. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection