Tapestry fragment of a band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
9th–10th century A.D.


Overall: 4.5 x 32 cm (1 3/4 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Warp of white wool, ground of red wool; the design of half octagons divided by crosses; between these are small crosses and forms that resemble the so-called combs on oriental rugs; woven with yellow, dark blue, light blue, pink and green wool and linen. Design shows Eastern influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection