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The warp is of white linen; the ground of bright red wool; on this is a bird in profile facing a border line with projecting triangular motifs and a plant (?). Two diagonal bars detailed with irregular forms (rows of birds ?) frame the bird on two sides, and suggest that they are part of the...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–9th century


Overall: 24 x 12 cm (9 7/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts