Fragment of a sleeve band

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


Height x width: 19.5 x 31.5 cm (7 11/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of wool; ground of light yellow wool; design consists of oval-shaped branches enclosing floral motifs (?); woven with dark brown wool into a piece of light orange woolen fabric. Parallel lines frame two sides of the bands, and festooned motifs frame the other two. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection