Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th-7th century A.D. (?)


Overall: 8 x 25 cm (3 1/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Linen fragment into which is woven a tapestry band; ground of pinkish red wool; design of blue, yellow, pink and dark and light green wool and natural-colored linen. In the center of the band is a roundel enclosing a putto holding a basket (?); animals alternating with plant motifs flank the central motif. Design shows Blyzantine influence. Tapestry is probably a sleeve band.
Importation 204.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection