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Fragment of garment

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


Height x width: 63 x 34.5 cm (24 13/16 x 13 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; bands with brocaded designs are sewed onto a piece of heavy natural-colored linen; ground of the bands is of greenish-gray wool and the design is of natural-colored wool; the brocaded design shows lozenges flanked by diagonal branches with leaves on both sides. The ground of the borders is of brown wool with a natural-colored scroll motif. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection