Fragment of a tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Overall: 12.5 x 26 cm (4 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen; with a design of red, orange and white wool. Design consists of a row of disconnected spade-like leaf motifs and half leaves at the border of the band; small square motifs surround the leaves. The ground of the border is red wool with small outlined circular and square motifs. Probably a fragment of a shoulder band. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection