Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th-9th century A.D.


Height x width: 21.5 x 68 cm (8 7/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Fragment of a tunic with two shoulder bands.Warp of linen; ground of red wool; the design on the bands shows standing saints woven with light and dark blue, orange, green and yellow wool, and natural-colored linen; the border encloses floral motifs and heart-shaped leaves woven with red, green, yellow and orange wool on a natural-colored linen ground; the bands are sewn onto a piece of red woolen fabric. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection