Tapestry band

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


Overall: 8.5 x 34.5 cm (3 3/8 x 13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design of a haloed female figure in a rectangular area, linear oval motifs are in the lower half of the band; woven with blue, green, red and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Most of the wool weft in the lower half of the band has been destraoyed and in many places only the warp threads and outlines of linen remain. Rounded at one end. Probably a fragment of a shoulder band; sewed on to a piece of linen. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection