Tapestry band

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


Height x width: 14.5 x 52.5 cm (5 11/16 x 20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen; tapestry

Not On View


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



Brown woolen cloth, with wool weft. The ground of the border is light golden brown, the design is of a third and darker shade of brown and of white linen. On each side of the middle is a reciprocal border of trefoils. In the middle are indistinct plant, bird and animal forms placed without any apparent connection, with the exception of two birds with raised wings, affronted, and separated by a human figure (?)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection