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Fragment of a border tapestry

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Design shows Byzantine influence. Warp of red wool; ground of dark blue wool; the design of animals enclosed in octagons, half circles, etc. is of white wool, on two sides are bands of red.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 4th–7th century A.D.

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 19.5 cm (6 11/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.141

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles