Textile fragment possibly from a garment

Egyptian
7th–8th century A.D.


Object Place: possibly Achmim, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 20 x 19 cm (7 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15.372

Medium or Technique

Silk samit

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

The design shows Syrian or Persian influence. Silk samit, 1/2 twill with red and white wefts creating a design consisting of lines of undulating vines and rosettes forming diamonds and enclosing circular or lobed medallions, in which are pairs of birds face to face or back to back. Like 07.641. Pieces like this have been found at Akhmim, buried in the Coptic graves.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection