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Fragment of a border

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Dark brown tapestry, into which is woven with yellow and red wool, a wide band of ornament, consisting of bars (pillar-like motifs); from each end of which spring leaves; the bars frame single birds and unidentifiable forms, probably fish (?)

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–10th century A.D.


Height x width: 13.5 x 28 cm (5 5/16 x 11 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts