Fragment of a border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Overall: 12 x 17.5 cm (4 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



The warp is of natural colored linen  the ground of the main area is dark red wool; on this are medallions of natural colored linen; detailed with red wool; half medallions are adjacent to the border. Each medallion encloses circular motifs. On each side are narrower borders woven with light and dark green, yellow, pink, and dark blue wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection