Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th-9th century A.D.


Height x width: 1 15/16 x 4 3/4 in. (5 x 12 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of dark buff colored wool, ground of dark blue wool and the design of natural-colored linen; design consists of two diagonal lines, forming half a lozenge, each enclosing an animal inside half a roundel. Part of an overall design of lozenges enclosing roundels. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection