Fragment of band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th-6th century A.D.


Height x width: 9 x 31.5 cm (3 9/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Warp and ground of natural-colored linen with a design of dark brown wool; the design consists of a branch with heart-shaped leaves and interlaced branches with vine leaves inside two rectangular areas; between these are linear lozenges; the band is framed with a wave-crest border; a pendant ending with a heart-shaped leaf extends from the band. Fragment of a shoulder band (clavus). Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection