Fragment of tapestry band

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 8.5 x 28 cm (3 3/8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

96.287

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design in yellow, light and dark blue, and green wool and natural-colored linen; stripes of linen cloth on the two long sides. Design shows two connected oval-shaped motifs each enclosing a bird (?). Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection