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Fragment of a tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 9.5 x 25 cm (3 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Fragment. Part of a tapestry band applied to undyed tabby-woven linen ground. Polychrome wools and undyed linen wefts on paired linen warps. On a red ground, oval medallions containing single animals, are separated by stylized trees. Narrow borders showing an undulating branch motif flanked by leaves. Design in the central area is in yellow, light and dark green wool and undyed linen. Probably a fragment of a shoulder band. Holes. Stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer