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Tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th-10th century A.D.


Overall: 12.5 x 20.5 cm (4 15/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Design of parallel bands, one of plain light brown wool and the other of white ground with connected octagons woven with light and dark brown wool; both bands are framed by crenelated festoon borders; the octagonal motifs enclose rosettes and the festoons of the border bracket crosses. Probably a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection