Tapestry fragment of a shoulder band

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


Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 38.5 cm (4 5/16 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.205

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, dovetailed, hatching

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen, design in brownish green wool and natural colored linen. Design shows a man holding a shield in a rectangular area above which are three roundels each enclosing a running animal (lion ). Below the man is a roundel similar to those above him. A pendant that ends with a leaf-like motif encloses a vegetal motif is at the end of the band. This is probably part of a hunting scene. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection