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Fragment of tapestry weaving

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


8 x 15 cm (3 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry weaving

Not On View


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



Band with a design of a lion with a human-like face (?) flanked by two jars; the border encloses heart-shaped floral motifs on a yellow ground; woven with red, yellow, green and brown wool on a woolen red ground. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection