Tapestry fragment

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


Height x width: 21.4 x 47.5 cm (8 7/16 x 18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Green woolen warp; ground of green wool; a design of a band woven with Indian red, bright red, green, light and dark blue and yellow wool with white linen; design shows fish (?), plants and a human figure with a raised hand; framed by a festooned motif; the medallion at the end of the band shows a fish (?) motif; a broad and a narrow stripe of white linen are on one side of the band; probably a fragment of a tunic with a shoulder band (clavus), or a fragment of a covering that included similar bands. Importation 204

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection