Fragment of a band

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


Overall: 13.5 x 19 cm (5 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design consists of a circle in the center of the band, a plant with two birds at the upper left and a lion at the lower left; the upper half of the right side is torn; framed on two sides by a border of two rows of small squares; woven with red, pink, orange, yellow, light and dark green, and brown wool and natural-colored linen. Probaby a a fragment of a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection