Weaving (weft twill)
Egyptian (Coptic) ?
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
7th-8th century A.D.
Height x width: 10.5 x 10.8 cm (4 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ground of light brown silk; the design consists of flowers on undulating branches which form lozenges, each enclosing a roundel with a floral and a pair of birds; stylized floral motifs are on the the lower border of the fragment; the designs are woven with deep cream-colored silk; very ragged. Similar to 07.641 and 15.372.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection