Fragment of shoulder-band

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


Overall: 11 x 49.5 cm (4 5/16 x 19 1/2 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 red wool, the ground of border bands of dark blue wool; the design in the the band of pairs of standing figures, a single standing female, and three horsemen; the female figure raises her two hands, the right holding a flower; the border bands enclose connected floral motifs; in light and dark blue, green, red and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection