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Fragment of a square medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with design of four circles enclosing animals and men surrounded by a border of circles, and woven of plum-colored, green and red wool, and natural-colored linen. The two circles at the top of the composition show a running male figure in one and a...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 31.7 x 32.5 cm (12 1/2 x 12 13/16 in.)

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Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft, dovetailed


Textiles and Fashion Arts