Fragment of a band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 10.3 x 35 cm (4 1/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



The design shows Roman influence. White linen ground with designs woven in brown wool. A hare, a lion, a panther and another hare are running towards a basket in the central area of the band. Above the basket is a row of three connected circular motifs. Leaves surround the animals and the circular motifs. The design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection