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Fragment of a border

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The main field of the band shows a circle enclosing an animal attacking another and a plant inside a leaf motif, framed by three bands detailed with leaves. Ground of the circle is in red and the design in blue, green, yellow, red and violet wool.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 13.7 x 16 cm (5 3/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts