Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Overall: 13 x 32 cm (5 1/8 x 12 5/8 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 shoulder band (clavus); warp of wool; ground of white wool, with a design of dark blue wool and natural-colored linen; the design in a central band shows three hares (?) and two putti, of which one holds a basket with fruits (?) and the other holds a bird; next to the putti is a medallion with four branches, each ending with a trefoil leaf; a narrow band ending with a leaf-shaped pendant enclosing an animal extends from one end of the band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection