Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 9.5 x 25 cm (3 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Woven into a piece of natural-colored wool is a border with a design that consists of three circles and two diamond-shaped motifs. The central circle encloses a human figure, probably a hunter and the two others enclose animals. The diamond-shaped units enclose cross-like motifs. The ground of the border is natural-colored linen and the design is of brown wool and natural colored linen Similar to 15.659, probably a sleeve band from the same gaarment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection