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Fragment of medallion tapestry

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Warp of linen; ground of brownish green wool, with design of slightly plum-colored wool and natural colored linen, woven into a piece of white woolen fabric. Design consists of a male figure holding a weapon that he directs towards a group of fish facing him. The figure may represent Poseidon ?...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 14 x 13 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts