Fragment of a tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 7 x 27.5 cm (2 3/4 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft and hatching

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen and brown wool, with design of five circles; the middle one encloses a man with a shield; in the other circles are animals or plants. One circle encloses a lion (?) and the other a hare. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Everett Fund