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Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, with design of dark purple, green and red wool. Design shows a floating putto with a blown mantle holding a basket with both hands. A grape motif is above the putto. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 9.5 cm (2 9/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.342

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles