Tapestry band

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


Overall: 10 x 23.5 cm (3 15/16 x 9 1/4 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 with a design of natural colored linen and traces of green wool. Design shows a central medallion enclosing a standing female figure with raised arms; flanking the medallion are two horizontal areas with motifs of trees and lions. The shape and the size of the tapestry suggest that it was probably used as a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection