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Fragment of a border

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


Overall: 9.5 x 18.5 cm (3 3/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Ground of dark brown wool; the design of a standing male figure with one raised arm and a lion is woven with brownish white and green wool; framed on both sides by connected lozenges, and the left side is bordered with a red band. Probably part of a Dionysiac scene.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection