Tapestry band

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


Overall: 14 x 24.5 cm (5 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Natural colored linen ground with designs woven in brown wool. The design consists of three medallions connected by squares. A Nude female figure stands in each of two medallions and a nude male is in the third. In the squares are small ducks or birds woven in light brown. Leaves fill the intervening spaces. On each side are plain bands edged with diamonds and squares. The design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection