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Warp of linen, ground of faded pink wool, the design of a tree with a man on one side and an animal on the other, surmounted by a circle enclosing and bust of a haloed figure with both hands raised, woven with green, light and dark blue, orange and yellow wool, and natural-colored linen. Design...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width: 9.4 x 29 cm (3 11/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts