Tapestry bands

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


Height x width: 33.5 x 25.5 cm (13 3/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



The warp is of white wool. The design consists of two wide bands of red and green blocks, on which are haloed equestrian figures with one arm raised, each band is framed by two parallel borders enclosing geometric motifs. Woven with red, green, blue, yellow, brown and pink wool and white linen. Design similar to 15.426, probably sleeve bands from the same tunic.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection