Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th-7th century A/D.


125 cm (49 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.25 neck to bottom

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cream-colored linen with shoulder and sleeve bands of decoration consisting of small leaf-shaped motifs, and spots forming a diamond lattice, woven with red, dark blue, and neutral yellow wool. Two leaf-shped medallions each enclosing a candelabra vase flank the shoulder bands and two similar ones are near the hem. A pendant which ends with a lozenge enclosing a leaf-shaped motif extends from each of the two shoulder bands. Very much worn and full of holes.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection