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


Overall (a): 15 x 40 cm (5 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Overall (b): 16 x 17 cm (6 5/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Plain linen into which are woven with pink, red, bright yellow, green, and violet wool a design of birds and flowers.
10.126a: Design consists of a row of four disconnected birds that alternate with lotus-like flowers; a large hole is in one of the areas where a bird was woven.
10.126b: Design similar to 10.126a, but shows one bird and one flower; the area where a second bird was woven is damaged.
Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection