Neck of a garment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Overall: 21.5 x 19 cm (8 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragment of a white wool garment; the design, which is woven with brown wool, consists of two arches framing equestrian figures inside a rectangular area in the center. Three small roundels, candelabra-like motifs and human figures with raised right arms and open hands (dancers ) surround the central rectangular area. Probably a fragment of a tapestry that decorated the area below the neck opening of a garment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection