Fragment of a tapestry band

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


Height x width: 14 x 17.6 cm (5 1/2 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of green wool with a design of human figures and plants flanked by branches with leaves; a narrow band in the middle divides the design which consists of similar but inverted motifs; woven with red, light and dark green, blue, brown, and pink wool and natural-colored linen; probably a sleeve band. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection