Fragment of tapestry border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–7th century A.D.


Overall: 28 x 53 cm (11 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry and looped weft

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, with designs of deep violet, red, green, yellow-green, yellow and pink wool; fringe and band of long-looped weaving. Design in a band consists of a row of roundels of which four enclose baskets, two enclose flowers, and two roundels of which one encloses a hare and the other a lion. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection