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Fragment of a band

Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design of scrolling branches with stylized plants, a sea monster, a fish (?), an animal and a male figure holding a fish; woven with green, yellow, and red wool and natural colored linen. Probably a shoulder band. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts