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Warp in linen; ground of natural-colored linen; design of four interlaced roundels in a square, each enclosing a nude female dancer (?) ; trefoil plants are between the roundels and a connected four treafoil plant is in the centre of the composition; woven in brownish purple, yellow, red, green...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine or Early Islamic, 6th–8th century


Height x width: 13.7 x 12 cm (5 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts