Tapestry band

Egyptian (Islamic)
Early Islamic
8th-9th century A.D. (?)


Height x width: 17.5 x 20.5 cm (6 7/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View


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



Ground: natural-colored linen cloth; plain selvedge at the right. Stained; small holes. Design: tapestry band in pale yellow, red, blue, green, and brown silk and natural-colored linen. Red band with a pair of affronted elephants (one blue and one yellow); seperated by a yellow triangular shaft. At the right is a green animal. The band is edged at top and the bottom with narrow cream and red stripes. Probably a fragment of a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection