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


Overall (a): 16.5 x 18.6 cm (6 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.) Overall (b): 17.5 x 21 cm (6 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.) Overall (c): 8 x 28.2 cm (3 1/8 x 11 1/8 in.) Overall (d): 9 x 23.5 cm (3 9/16 x 9 1/4 in.) Overall (e): 23.5 x 9.5 cm (9 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.) Overall (f): 9 x 30.5 cm (3 9/16 x 12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Red woolen warp with bands showing animals, hunters (?), equestrian figures, fish and plants, woven with blue wool on a white woolen ground; each of 09.124a and 09.124b includes two parallel bands.
09.124c-09.124f are single bands with similar designs in addition to roundels enclosing fish and hares.The designs in 09.124c include an eight-pointed star enclosing two fish.
All the bands are framed by an interlaced linear motif and a plain dark blue border. Probably fragments of a garment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection