Three borders sewed together

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


Height x width: 34.5 x 23.5 cm (13 9/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



The design consists of rows of arches framing trees that alternate with floral motifs in two borders, and baskets that alternate with floral motifs in the third border; ground is red wool and the design is woven with red, green, yellow and blue wool and natural-colored linen. Probaby used as a decoration of a neck opening.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection