Three fragments of band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Height x width (a): 4.5 x 43 cm (1 3/4 x 16 15/16 in.) Height x width (b): 2.2 x 39 cm (7/8 x 15 3/8 in.) Height x width (c): 2 x 36 cm (13/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of dark blue wool, with design of yellow, red, light blue and green wool and natural-colored linen. Design in each band consists of a row of candelabra tree-like motifs, each surmounted by a red round or heart-shaped fruit or flower.


Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)From Akhmin

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund