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Fragment of a border

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Warp of linen; ground of the main area of the band of dark blue wool, with a tracery design of natural-colored line; ground of the border of natural-colored linen, with vine leaf motifs in dark blue wool. The interconnected geometric motifs in the center resemble motifs in late Roman and early...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–4th century


Overall: 7.5 x 46 cm (2 15/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

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Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts