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Warp of linen; ground of red wool, with a design of a central medallion that encloses two affronted dogs flanking a tree; a bird is in each of the four corners of a rectangular area that surrounds the medallion; the areas flanking the medallion show on each side a human figure, floral motifs and...

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Purchased by vote of the TrusteesFrom R. Forrer of Strasburg

Credit Line

Everett Fund

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


Overall: 23 x 38.5 cm (9 1/16 x 15 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts