Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 11 x 25 cm (4 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, tapestry

Not On View


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



Woven into a piece of white woolen tapestry is a border with a design that consists of two circles and three diamond-shaped motifs. One of the circles encloses a human figure, probably a hunter and the other encloses a hare. The diamond-shaped units enclose cross-like motifs. The design is of brown wool and natural colored linen. Similar to 15.704, probably from the same gaarment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection