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Coptic tapestry

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Rectangular band with borders made of more than one piece; the central design consists of three oval-shaped units of which the one in the center encloses a floral motif (?) and each of the lateral ones encloses an animal; above and below this area are borders that enclose animal heads (?),...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width (tapestry square): 22.5 x 33 cm (8 7/8 x 13 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts