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On a dark green woolen ground is a design of dancing figures, a warrior (?) and trees, probably part of a Dionysiac scene, woven with white wool. Design shows Roman influence

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 17 x 12.5 cm (6 11/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry, dovetailed


Textiles and Fashion Arts