Fragments of two tapestry bands

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


Height x width (a): 9.5 x 17.2 cm (3 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.) Height x width (b): 9.3 x 23.5 cm (3 11/16 x 9 1/4 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 brown wool; outer stripe of dark blue wool; the design is of green, red and pink wool, and natural-colored linen.
96.310a: Design consists of two connected oval units, one contains grape and vine leaves and the other contains a tree. Red half circular rosettes with discs flank the connected oval units.
96.310b:Design consists of three connected oval units, one contains a basket with flowers or fruits, another contains grape and vine leaves and a third contains a tree. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection