Fragment of the neck of a garment

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


Height x width: 16.5 x 45.5 cm (6 1/2 x 17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen. Design shows a row of connected triangular motifs and small square jewel-like ornaments on each of the two sides of the neck opening; single floral designs stem from the areas between the triangular motifs; at the end of the two rows on each side is a shoulder roundel that encloses an eight-pointed star; design is woven with red, green and yellow wool, and natural colored linen; sewed onto a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund