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Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 9 x 19 cm (3 9/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Ground of brown wool; design shows an upper part of a human figure with a raised arm on the left end, and the lower part of another human figure on the right, with a running panther (?) or a lion (?) between them, the borders enclose lozenges bordered on one side by a red woolen band; design is woven with brownish white and green wool. Probably a sleeve band with figures from a Dionysiac scene.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection