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Fragment of sleeve

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


Overall: 32 x 31 cm (12 5/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



The design of separate heart-shaped petals is of tapestry, and is woven with red and pink wool and linen. The narrow band on one edge has a dark blue woolen ground and a design of natural-colored linen consisting of repeated triangular motifs formed by small lines, woven into a piece of natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection