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Fragment of a roundel

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Warp of linen, weft of wool; ground of red wool and design of green, red, yellow, and dark blue wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows a female bust inside a central medallion flanked by two affronted female figures each riding a sea creature. The female figure on the right holds a mirror...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width: 18.5 x 22.5 cm (7 5/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts