Fragments (one of three bands)

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


Overall: 14 x 30 cm (5 1/2 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp and weft of wool; the design consists of a band in which are woven roundels alternating with oval-shaped motifs formed by curved lines; both enclose animals including hares (?); the design is woven with dark blue wool on a light yellow woolen ground..The band is framed by a linear interlaced motif and bordered with a plain dark blue weave on one side, and a plain yellow weave on the other. Probably a fragment of a tunic

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection