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Part of the neck of a garment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Overall: 33 x 34 cm (13 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Not On View


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



White woolen tapestry, into which is woven part of a medallion, and two pendant ornaments (clavi). The pendants and border of the medallion have a dark red ground, on which are seperate lotus (?) flowers and fish, in green, yellow, white, dark blue, and pink wool. The design of the main field of the medallion consists of human figures with raised arms (dancing ). The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection