Fragment of tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Overall: 4.5 x 23.5 cm (1 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen; design in dark brown in dark brown. The design consists of two roundels each enclosing an animal, probably a hare. At each side of the roundels are rectangular areas that enclose interlaced bands. A knot-like design is in the center of two of the rectangular areas. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection