Two bands

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


Overall (a): 12 x 26.5 cm (4 3/4 x 10 7/16 in.) Overall (b): 12 x 24.5 cm (4 3/4 x 9 5/8 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 red wool with a design of dark blue, yellow, brown, red and pink wool and natural-colored linen. Design consists of four-lobed medallions in the center and half medallions adjacent to the border, each enclosing a cross in the center and the letter (?) (X) in its four corners. Small crosses that form a lozenge surround eachmedallion..Design shows Byzantine influence.


Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund