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Band of tapestry weaving

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th-9th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 21 x 41 cm (8 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry weaving

Not On View


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



Band of red ground enclosing a narrower band of orange ground with equestiran figures alternating with figures, each with the left hand raised, standing next to an animal; woven with green, red, brown, orange, yellow and white wool; the outer border on the two sides encloses wave crest motifs.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection