Fragment of a garment band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 5 x 16 cm (1 15/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of dark blue wool; the design is woven with red, yellow and green wool and natural-colored linen; design consists of a red fruit from which stem two scrolled branches; a rabbit and a duck flank the fruit; framed by a crenelated border of red and natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes