Fragment of border

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


Overall: 7 x 22cm (2 3/4 x 8 11/16in.)

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 light red wool, with a design of a haloed, standing figure; woven with dark blue, green, yellow and light brown wool and natural colored linen. Most of the weft in the remaining areas is worn; sewed on to a piece of linen. Probably part of a shoulder band. Design shows Byzantine influence (Found in one of the books given to the Museum)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Charles G. Loring