Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Height x width: 28 x 36.5 cm (11 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Design shows yellow and white bands, on which are a plant growing from a jar and a medallion framing an animal (?) in the central band. The band on the right shows a branch with a plant motif and a human form (?), and that on the left shows candelabra tree motifs and animals (?). Woven with white, yellow, green, red, brown and blue wool; very worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection