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Warp of linen; design of linen and wool; ground of the main border is of red wool. On this is a draped figure with a halo and an angel (?), of green, yellow, orange and dark blue wool and natural-colored linen. The main design is framed by two bands, one with scrolls enclosing animal head motifs...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century


Overall: 10.5 x 16 cm (4 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts