Fragment of a border

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


Height x width: 9.4 x 29 cm (3 11/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen, ground of faded pink wool, the design of a tree with a man on one side and an animal on the other, surmounted by a circle enclosing and bust of a haloed figure with both hands raised, woven with green, light and dark blue, orange and yellow wool, and natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection