Fragment of a border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.

Object Place: Eastern Mediterranean,, Egypt


Overall: 13 x 64cm (5 1/8 x 25 3/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen tapestry

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Design of natural-colored linen and polychrome wool; represents three beaded medallions each enclosing a pair of horses (?) flanking a stylized tree; ground of purple wool; five pointed motifs border the fragment; woven with yellow, dark and light brown, red, and purple wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows Sasanian influence.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stanford Calderwood