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Fragment of a tapestry band

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 15 x 23 cm (5 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Part of a tapestry band, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Tapestry wefts of red, purple, and black wool and undyed linen. Red stripe with white wheels flanked by narrower purple stripes with small black rectangles. Much wool rotted out; holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer