Fragment of a band

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


Overall: 10 x 40.5 cm (3 15/16 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Ground of yellowish white wool, with designs of human figures, animals, plants and two roundels, one enclosing two human figures and the other a horseman; two affronted animals are inside a rectangular motif at the top of the band, the designs are woven with pinkish red wool. A border of pinkish wool is on one side and another of green wool is on the other. Probably a fragment of a shoulder band (clavus). Many holes. Like 22.759.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly