Two fragments with tapestry bands

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.


Height x width (a): 18.5 x 38.5 cm (7 5/16 x 15 3/16 in.) Height x width (b): 19 x 33 cm (7 1/2 x 13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp and ground of natural-colored linen; design in each fragment consists of two bands each enclosing a scrolled branch with leaves and grapes on both sides, woven with violet-brown wool. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection