Tapestry band

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


Height x width: 6.6 x 27 cm (2 5/8 x 10 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



Linen warp; ground of pinkish red wool; design in dark blue, pinkish red, light and dark green and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. In the center is an eight-pointed star from which stem four leaves and four tree motifs; birds alternating with candelabra motifs flank the central design; framed by a border of wavecrest ornament; parts of the weft are torn. Probably a sleeve band.
Importation 204.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection