Fragment with a tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 10.5 x 21.5 cm (4 1/8 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of white wool; Design shows a band with two parallel red stripes separated by a narrow cream white stripe of geometric design. On the wider stripes are running lions alternating with candelabra-like tree motifs, woven with green, pink, brown, blue, and green on a red ground. Probably a fragment of a sleeve (?)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection