Tapestry fragment

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


Height x width: 9.9 x 16.5 cm (3 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen; fragment of a band with a design of two medallions each enclosing two dancing (?) figures; vine leaves flank the figures in the lower roundel; a basket-like motif is on the right between the medallions; and a jar (?) is on the left; in brownish purple wool. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection