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Into a piece of linen was woven a shoulder band with a design of animals, men and a vase of flowers; the design which is of linen remains but the red woolen background has almost entirely disappeared. A similar band is sewed to the neck of the garment. Design shows Byzantine influence. 96.559...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century


Height x width: 42.5 x 43.5 cm (16 3/4 x 17 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts