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Ground of dark brown wool; design of three diamonds alternating with three round medallions; two of the medallions enclose busts and one encloses an animal (panther ?); the diamonds enclose birds. Flanking the diamonds and medallions are birds and plants; design woven in red, yellow, light blue,...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–9th century


Height x width: 11.5 x 37 cm (4 1/2 x 14 9/16 in.)

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Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts