Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


Overall (Height x width): 27 x 45.5 cm (10 5/8 x 17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Tapestry stripe; ground of red wool, with design of dark blue, green, light blue, pink and yellow; woven in a natural colored linen fabric with a fringe. The design in the stripe consists of connected leaf-like motifs with branches (?) that stem from both sides of the the connecting line.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection