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Four fragments of shoulder-bands

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Warp of linen; design in green, red, yellow and dark blue wool and natural-colored linen. 96.239a: Fragment of a roundel that shows a design of a swimming mermaid; ground in green wool. The border consists of connected oval-shaped motifs, probably leaves (?); ground is natural-colored...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–8th century A.D.


Overall (a): 9.5 x 15 cm (3 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.) Overall (b): 3.5 x 12.5 cm (1 3/8 x 4 15/16 in.) Overall (c): 9.5 x 44 cm (3 3/4 x 17 5/16 in.) Overall (d): 9.5 x 35 cm (3 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts