Fragment of a tapestry band

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


Height x width: 21 x 48 cm (8 1/4 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Linen warp; weft dark blue, red, pink, light green and greenish yellow wool and natural colored linen. Design shows two adjacent rows of connected lotus buds (?), each surrounded by a dark blue area. The buds (?) in each row are connected by a stem. The border consists of repeated leaf-motifs. The size of the relatively broad band suggests that it was probably a part of a furnishing cloth. Design shows Byzantine influence. Importation 204

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection