Shoulder band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 5 x 53.5 cm (1 15/16 x 21 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tapestry; dovetailed, soumak

Not On View


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



The garment was of white wool, into it a shoulder band is woven, with white and brownish dark blue wool. The design consists of animals, plant forms and rectangular areas that enclose conventional trees. On each end are oval pendants enclosing animals. Very similar to 15.706, probably belongs to the same garment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection