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Fragment of a border

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The warp is of natural colored linen ; the ground of the main area is dark red wool; on this are medallions of natural colored linen; detailed with red wool; half medallions are adjacent to the border. Each medallion encloses circular motifs. On each side are narrower borders woven with light...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 12 x 17.5 cm (4 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts