Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 8 x 48 cm (3 1/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Dark brown ground, stained. The design consists of four human figures and part of a fifth, each raising one arm, and a running animal (hare?) in the middle of the band; woven with brownish white, and small areas of green and red wool, framed by a border of lozenges. On one side are fragments of a red band. Probably a shoulder band with figures from a Dionysiac scene.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection