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Warp of linen; ground of blue wool; woven with yellow, red and blue wool and natural colored linen; ground of border is of red wool; design of a human head (?) in the center surrounded by four lozenges formed by disconnected small rectangular motifs, an animal is inside each of two lozenges and...

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Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.


Height x width: 4 13/16 x 5 5/16 in. (12.3 x 13.5 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts