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Fragment with two tapestry bands

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


Overall: 13 x 16.5 cm (5 1/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Two bands in colored wool with fish and plant motifs woven into a natural colored linen fragment. Ground of the bands is blue, fish forms are red, plant forms are green and yellow; and border bands are red. The floral motifs may represent lotus flowers (?). Probably a fragment of sleeve bands. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund