Fragments of borders

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Height x width (a): 32.5 x 7 cm (12 13/16 x 2 3/4 in.) Height x width (b): 25 x 6.7 cm (9 13/16 x 2 5/8 in.) Height x width (c): 27 x 6.5 cm (10 5/8 x 2 9/16 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, the design of scallops, forming sem-circular motifs, in each of which is a pomegranate tree, two fishes, an eagle, a flower tree and a basket of fruit; is of white, red, brown, yellow and green wool. Sewed onto a piece of plain linen cloth. Probably part of a garment border (neck ornament). Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection