Fragment of a border tapestry

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


Overall: 17.5 x 18.5 cm (6 7/8 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



Warp of red wool; with a band of brown woolen ground; design consists of two connected octagons, each enclosing an animal; part of one of the octagons is torn; a rectangular motif, enclosing a cross and connecting the two octagons, is flanked by two animals (hares?).The design is woven with white wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection