Tapestry band

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


Overall: 8 x 21 cm (3 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



A band of pink wool on which are two rows of parrots, separated by a narrow border of black detailed with violet brown and yellow geometric motifs. The warp is of white linen, the weft of pink, light green, yellow and dark blue, violet and black wool and natural-colored linen. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection