Fragment of cuff?

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century


Overall: 19 x 9 cm (7 1/2 x 3 9/16 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 natural colored linen, with ground of border of red wool; design of dark blue wool and linen. Design consists of two connected lonzenges, with frames showing circles of which each encloses a cross or an X motif. A circle enclosing a cross is in the centre of each of the two lozenges. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmîn.


Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund