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Tapestry fragment of a band

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


Height x width: 9.5 x 23 cm (3 3/4 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



The mainfield is dark red. On this are conventional plant and animal forms; a mounted figure (?) is in the lower part of the fragment. On each edge are scallops and straight bands detailed with geometrical forms. Woven with light and dark blue, green, red, pink, and yellow wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection