Tapestry band

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


Height x width: 11.5 x 37.5 cm (4 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View


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



Ground: natural-colored linen. At the right is a tightly woven selvedge (.005 wide). Design: tapestry band in bright yellow, green, blue, and red silk and natural-colored linen with a row of scalloped medallions (.04 wide) of red, green or blue, each containing a cream, a red or a yellow animal. The band is edged at the top and the bottom with a blue stripe and a narrow undulating yellow border (.007 wide).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection