Tapestry fragment

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


Height x width: 11.4 x 11 cm (4 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



On a yellow wool ground is a part of a band with a design including a lion enclosed in a medallion, woven with red wool. The ground of a smaller medallion enclosing the lion is neutral brown and is framed by an interlaced linear ornament. Warp is neutral brown wool.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly