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Warp of linen; design of a leaf motif on a stem, woven into a piece of a natural-colored linen fabric. Ground in the leaf is reddish purple wool containing a winged putto inside a circular area. Two semi-circular branches stem from the top of the circular motif; design is woven in black wool and...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 11.5 x 19.3 cm (4 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts