Textile fragment

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


Overall: 15 x 37.5 cm (5 7/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View


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



Fragment of a band with a white brownish ground and designs of centaurs, horsemen and two medallions of which one encloses two fish and the other a bird; designs are woven with dark brown wool; the band is bordered with a plain red frame on the left and a plain dark brown frame on the right.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection