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Fragment of a band

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


Overall: 10.5 x 53.3 cm (4 1/8 x 21 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 of scrolling branches with stylized plants, a sea monster, a fish (?), an animal and a male figure holding a fish; woven with green, yellow, and red wool and natural colored linen. Probably a shoulder band. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection