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Fragment of a tapestry band

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


Height x width: 8.5 x 32.5 cm (3 3/8 x 12 13/16 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 yellow-brown wool with outer stripes of red wool; the design of brown wool. The design is of a scroll that consists of six circular banches that enclose sequentially a flower with five petals, grape and vine leaves, a single leaf flower, three pomegranates, a vine leaf and a flower with five petals similar to the first unit. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection