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Fragment of a band

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Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design of a man on a prancing horse and part of another figure, woven with light and dark blue, yellow and green wool and natural-colored linen; borders enclose connected floral motifs; probably part of sleeve band. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 18 x 8.5 cm (7 1/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts