Fragment of a garment

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


Dimensions

Height x width (a): 46 x 18.5 cm (18 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.) Height x width (b): 9 x 40 cm (3 9/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

08.384a-b

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

Warp of yellow wool; ground of yellow wool, and design woven with brownish violet, yellow, green, blue and red wool.

08.384a: Part of the neck of a garment; the design shows on the right and left, pairs of standing human figures each with a raised right arm and an open palm (dancers ), and in the middle plants each flanked by a bird, or an animal in the lower tier, and animals and standing human figures each with a raised right arm and an open palm (dancers ) in the upper tier.

08.384a: Shoulder band with a design of pairs of standing human figures each raising the right arm with an open palm (dancers ). Parts of the band are torn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection