Fragment with tapestry bands

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 19.5 x 46 cm (7 11/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.338

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Two parallel tapestry bands sewed onto a natural colored linen fragment; warp of linen, grounds of red, light blue and orange brown wool, with designs of light and dark blue, green, yellow and brown wool and natural-colored linen. Design in one band consists of two fighting animals in a central rectangular area flanked by nereids; the other band shows two birds, each in a square area; small crosses are in the areas between birds; the central area of this band is torn. Probably a fragment of a tunic with shoulder bands.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection