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Warp of linen; ground of brown wool; an L-shaped tapestry with a design of connected diamonds, each enclosing a cross. A mermaid (?) is in the middle of the vertical part of the tapestry; in red wool and natural-colored linen. Smaller connected diamond motifs are repeated at the end and the...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 47 x 35 cm (18 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.)

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Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts