Fragment of border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Overall: 11.8 x 12.5 cm (4 5/8 x 4 15/16 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 carmine-red wool; design shows a kneeling putto with wings holding a triangular object, probably a basket. Undefined animals are next to the putto and in the lower area of the band. This is probably the right side of a sleeve band with a central medallion, woven with yellow, green, blue, red and brown wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection