Fragment of a garment band
8th–9th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 5 x 16 cm (1 15/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool and linen, tapestry
Not On View
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.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes